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 hold your position in a bunch
Bunch positioning is essential to get right if you’re going to be competitive in any race. In this video, GCN’s Matt Stephens gives you some tips on how to be and stay perfectly placed.
How the race was won: Criterium du Dauphine
Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) won the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine after eight days of consistent riding and after getting himself in a race-defining breakaway on the final stage. The 25-year-old American never dropped lower than fourth on the general classification and after moving up to third on the penultimate stage, it was on the final day […]
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
How to set up a breakaway
The early breakaway is often the one that makes it all the way to the finish of the race. Judging the right moment to breakaway takes experience, but once you’re there, being off the front of the race is one of the greatest rushes in road racing.
How To Chase Down A Breakaway
When chasing down a breakaway you need to measure your effort, judge the right point to start chasing and communicate effectively with the other riders. Matt Stephens from GCN shows you how to do it.