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2016 Tour de France

 

 

Gefeliciteerd! Or Félicitations à vous! Thats how you say congratulations in Flemish or French! Belgiums Greg Vanavermaet won todays stage at the Tour de France today. He was in a day long break away that he eventually attacked to finish on his own. Vanavermaet is a rider I really admire and I was happy to see him take the stage today.If you recall, his breakaway companion was Thomas De Gent who gained popularity after being hit by a race vehicle and flying into a barb wire fence and then go on to finish despite significant wounds. 

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2016 Tour de France

 

Herzliche Glückwünsche!

That's how you say congratulations in German. Marcel Kittel edged Bryan Coquard for the win today in the Tours longest stage. After, once again, reviewing the photo finish, it was judged Kittel had won the stage. I always find it remarkable after 5 or 6hrs of racing the win comes by a matter of millmeters. 

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The 2016 Tour de France

Sorry for the delay in posting crew. I had the opportunity to announce a two day track race at the CO Springs Velodrome. Got caught up in the excitement but now I'll be able to get to it daily. I'm going to start with todays stage and we'll just pick it up as of today.

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The Tour is here! 2016 Tour de France

The 2016 Tour de France is here! I don't know about you but my world grinds to a halt in July. This year it'll be August too because of the Olympics. 

The top favorites have all returned to the Tour to test their fortunes. It will be a hotly contested race and I, for one, am interested to see how things materialize. We can look to Team Sky's Chris Froome, Tinkoff/Saxo's Alberto Contador and Movistars Nairo Quintana to animate the race once we get into the hard stuff.

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How to properly treat road rash

Road rash! We've all had it or had a friend or teammate get it from a crash. Road rash hurts and can take you out of action for extended periods. If not taken care of properly it can keep you away from training and negatively influence your training. Here are some tips for properly caring for road rash:

 

Cross Training in the winter

As we inch deeper into winter more of your training is going to be spent indoors. Trainer hours can be tedious but its important to continue to build towards the coming racing season. Incorporating some cross training activities into your repetoir will contribute to your mental health and help you become a more rounded athlete. 

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Preparing for the Frostbite TT in FoCO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Frostbite TT is one of the first races of the year here in CO. It is an out and back time trial on the frontage road norther of Fort Collins. In fact, you're very nearly in Wyoming. This race is traditionally very windy with a block headwind in one direction or the other. Because its so early, preparation is hard because our weather can be somewhat adverse. 

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3 Winter Training Mistakes

It is now mid October and many of you are starting to transition into your winter training regimen. Maybe getting back on the bike this month, maybe next. You want to optimize your training this winter so that by February or March you're ready to hit the ground "running" and either add intensity or start racing. I see cyclists make 3 mistakes typically during their winter regimen that negatively influences their performance as we enter the cycling season.

1. Too hard too early. 

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Give it a rest!

This year I have been fortunate enough to do a bit more cyclocross announcing than I have in years past. At the last couple events I have heard quite a few of the athletes saying the same thing and that is "I'm tired", "I need a break" or saying they're going to call it a season any day now. 

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