Bike Racing Strategy

Other than a time trial, a bike race is as much a battle of wits as it is a test of fitness. From team tactics to solo strategy, use this guide to claim that top podium spot.

Pre-Race Homework: Knowing is Half the Battle

Pre-Race Homework: Knowing is Half the Battle

When you're serious about competing, the race doesn't begin at the start line. Here, two pro racers share how they do their pre-race homework.

Your Post-race Homework Assignment

Your Post-race Homework Assignment

Your race-day shouldn't end once you cross the finish line. Here's how to create a knowledge base on the event, your competition and your own abilities.

How to Perfect Your Team Leadouts

How to Perfect Your Team Leadouts

Big group finishes at the Tour de France seem chaotic, but there is strict order and discipline to setting up the train. What makes a proper leadout, and how can you and your teammates practice it?

Race Strategies for Breaking Away

Race Strategies for Breaking Away

Though breakaways may look like individual pusuits at victory, team tactics play a large part of their success or failure. Here are some ways to ensure your team has the advantage in your next race.

Finish Fast: Race Strategy for Sprinting

Finish Fast: Race Strategy for Sprinting

As part of the lead breakaway you're now closing in on the finish line. But how do you ensure that you've got the legs and the positioning to win the day?

Making the Winning Break

Making the Winning Break

To win a race, a rider often needs to be in the final breakaway. Getting there, however, requires equal parts anticipation, concentration and finesse.

Pacing Strategy: Flat Out or Even-Steven?

Pacing Strategy: Flat Out or Even-Steven?

Don't misjudge your pace and have a blow up way before the finish line. Finish strong with these pacing strategies.

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