5 Exercises that Will Make You a Better Sprinter on the Bike

Closing speed is a highly valued commodity. Many great cyclists are born with it—you do not become Peter Sagan just because you decide to start doing his workouts. However, that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. You can still improve your closing speed with a few simple moves.

Strength training does more than merely make you stronger. It can improve your posture, bone density and body composition. But being strong also allows you to produce more force, helping you out in that final push to the finish line.

But keep in mind, your programming should be simple and straight forward; you are supplementing strength training into your cycling program, not the other way around. The goal should be to hit the gym twice a week if you can manage it.

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