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Are You Faster On A Stiffer Bike?

– Stiff bikes are more efficient, aren’t they? I mean frame flex robs us of power. So a stiffer bike, therefore, would transfer more of our energy into the drive train. That is a statement that many of us take as fact. And with good reason, because pro cyclists want stiffer bikes and they get […]

Hill Attacks | Indoor Cycle Training Up The Passo Gardena

– Well, hello. This is the Passo Gardena Hill Attack session. I’m a little bit nervous, but let’s give it ago. It’s a beautiful day. Here we go. Well, thanks very much, Matt. This is the Passo Gardena Hill Attack session, taking place, of course, on the Passo Gardena and there is the beautiful climb […]

4 Ways To Improve Your FTP | Cycling Workouts To Raise Your Functional Threshold Power

4 Ways To Improve Your FTP | Cycling Workouts To Raise Your Functional Threshold Power

– Your functional threshold power has long been considered the cornerstone of the aerobic performance. Essentially this is the maximum amount of power that you can sustain when riding flat out for 60 minutes. – Yes it’s the single biggest factor governing how fast you can ride. And this is how you improve it. (upbeat […]

Are Wider Tyres Worth It? | Ask GCN Anything About Cycling

– On this week’s ask GCN anything, we shall be discussing leg length discrepancy, ceramic bearings, riding over cattle grids, and a whole lot more. First up though, a question in on Twitter from Tom Mason, I currently ride 23 millimetre Conti tyres but I’m heading over to Belgium for a few days. Should I […]

Cycling’s Hour Record: Can Ollie Beat Eddy Merckx?

Cycling’s Hour Record: Can Ollie Beat Eddy Merckx?

– Eddy Merckx, widely regarded as the greatest cyclist of all time. He won everything. His victories include sprints, time trials, summit finishes, an unequaled 11 grand tours, all five monuments, three World Championships, pretty much every major one day race and extensive victories on the track. I on the other hand, I once won […]

How To Boost Your Power On The Bike | GCN Pro Tips

How To Boost Your Power On The Bike | GCN Pro Tips

=- Now you might not want more power from going into politics or trying to run a multinational company, but I can’t imagine there’s a single one us that wouldn’t want more power when it’s in the context of bike riding. It is a word that gets banded around an awful lot though. So to […]

How Much Does Weight Effect Mountain Biking?

How Much Does Weight Effect Mountain Biking?

– So I’ve always been a fairly skinny guy, and I used to be super dedicated to my training when I raced full time, but when I go and ride with friends some of them are larger, and it always looks to me that they’re working much harder. Yes they might not have as much […]

How Eritrean Cycling Made it to the Top of the Giro d’Italia | Africa’s Cycling Revolution

(AFRICA CYCLING REVOLUTION) (TSEAZEGA VILLAGE, ERITREA) We are just farmers. At first I didn’t know anything about cycling. My plan was to make good farmers. (SOLOMON DEBESAY, FARMER) I never saw this coming. My name is Mosana Debesay Abraham, I am elite road cyclist. (MOSANA DEBESAY, CYCLING ROAD – ERITREA NATIONAL TEAM) (GOLD MEDAL – […]

When Should You Stop For Coffee On A Ride? | Ask GCN Anything

– Welcome back we are here with another edition of ask GCN anything. – Yes, and this week we are focusing on performance questions. We’ve got weight related, endurance related, and sprint related. We’ve also got a question on coffee stops. – We have, that was our favorite question this week wasn’t it? The coffee […]