Do try this at home: Excalibur sprints to increase speed and power

After his initial post on becoming a better sprinter (like his fiancé Dani King!), coach Matt Rowe was keen to share another speed drill you can try on your own. If you try them, let us know how it went! Being powerful and fast is a desirable attribute for cyclists of all abilities. Whether it’s …


How to become a faster sprinter

British track and road cyclists Danielle “Dani” King (Wiggle High5) is showing good form on the road this season. She kicked off her road season early with impressive results in Australia’s Santos Women’s Tour and Cadel Evan’s Great Ocean Road Race. She was always among the top contestants, especially in a sprint finish. King’s got …


Getting low: Caleb Ewan explains his super-aero sprinting position

It’s still too early to tell whether Caleb Ewan will join the likes of Robbie McEwen and Mark Cavendish on the list of greatest-ever sprinters. But the 21-year-old certainly appears headed in the right direction, courtesy of a stellar neo-pro season and an equally impressive start to 2016. Ewan won two stages at the recent …


Road World Cup Round 7: Sparkassen Giro preview

The UCI Women Road World Cup heads to Bochum, Germany on Sunday. The former mining town plays host to the seventh round of the 10-race series. Formally a 1.1 race, the Sparkassen Giro gained World Cup status last year. Run over a largely flat but technical 15-kilometre urban circuit, the German World Cup is thought …

How the Race Was Won: 2014 Koppenbergcross

The latest stop on cyclocross’s BPost Bank Trofee series includes a portion of the famous Koppenberg from Tour of Flanders, so what better time to take a look at this unique discipline? Tactics and pack dynamics will seem familiar, but as the laps roll on, ‘cross-specific skills, well-timed attacks, and strangely enough, lapped riders will all …


Inside the bunch sprint

If you need to be convinced that bike-mounted cameras will make pro cycling more entertaining than it already is, check out this video. It’s the best illustration we’ve ever seen of just how hectic it gets inside the peloton in the dying stages of a bike race. Breathtaking stuff.


How To Sprint

Read more about training your sprint strength, technique, and tactics in these articles: Fine tuning your sprint Common sprinting mistakes The final corner Old Sprinter’s Trick – Drop The Wheel Anatomy of a leadout train

Fine-tuning your sprint with Ben Kersten

If you’re like me, you don’t do much training for your sprint. I always seem to think that I’ll manage to fluke a good sprint if I find myself needing it in a race situation. True sprinters practice and train their sprints well before unleashing them in the final 200m of a race. I was …


Cav’s New Leadout Train

Now that the HTC-Highroad leadout dynasty has been broken up, I’m increadibly excited to watch SKY vs Lotto-Belisol vs Garmin to duke it out in the sprints. Not to mention Renshaw, Gossy, Segan, etc fighting for wheels in the final kilometeters. I can’t remember the last time we saw such a diverse mix of sprinters …


Anatomy of the Leadout With Mark Renshaw

Mario Cipollini was the first to master the leadout train to win an enormous amount of sprint finishes. Giovanni Lombardi is often credited as being one of the best leadout men back in the day for sprinters such as Cipollini and Zabel. Before Cipollini there was Jean-Paul Van Poppel who had a good leadout train …


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