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Racing Tactics for Cyclists : VELO PRESS - Thomas Prehn

Racing Tactics for Cyclists


By: Thomas Prehn, Charles Pelkey (As told to)

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2004
ISBN: 9781931382304
Number Of Pages: 220

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Written for the experienced road cyclist, Racing Tactics
for Cyclists is designed for school, club and team riders
to use as a collective training tool. It addresses the
fundamentals of how to ride in a race, the importance of
position, and individual and team racing tactics. It is
also a thorough guide to the technical riding skills
required by cyclists. Each type of road race is more than
an endurance event, as they not only demand superb
athletic talent and physical endurance, but also a keen
sense of anticipating when to make a tactical move in a
race situation. To help a cyclist develop and refine
those mental strategies and practice the physical skills
necessary for using them, the text presents general
individual and team tactics.

Forewordp. vii
Preface: Tactics for Everyonep. xiii
Introduction: Bicycle Racing: An Exercise of the Body and Mindp. xvii
A Tactical Toolboxp. 1
Pace Linesp. 15
Breaking Awayp. 49
Blocking: The Art of Being Uncooperativep. 81
Wind, Hills, and Other Challengesp. 91
The Importance of Staying Informedp. 107
Dealing with the Disastersp. 115
Tricks of the Tradep. 125
Time to Sprint: The Charge to the Linep. 141
The Criterium: A Tactical Microcosmp. 155
Stage Racesp. 167
Honing Your Skills: Bike, Mind, and Bodyp. 173
Final Wordp. 211
Indexp. 213
About the Authorsp. 219
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ISBN: 9781931382304
ISBN-10: 1931382301
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 2nd April 2004
Publisher: VeloPress
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.45

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