7 Strength Exercises to Increase Endurance on the Bike

Unless you’ve been living on the moon (and certainly not on a bike), you know that cycling’s biggest event, the Tour de France, is underway. While cycling 2,200 miles in 23 days takes an iron will, a glut of guts and the luck of the Irish, it also takes a hefty supply of endurance.

Spending long days in the saddle is the most obvious way to increase your endurance, but Tour riders also take to the weight room to help boost their fitness. Being strong, believe it or not, will help you through lengthy cycling events.

Here is a list of strength exercises Tour riders integrate into their training plan to increase their endurance.

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