Reading the Race: Bike Racing from Inside the Peloton

Reading the Race Bike Racing from Inside the Peloton In Reading the Race race announcer Jamie Smith and veteran road captain Chris Horner team up to deliver a master class in bike racing strategies and tactics Armed with strategies and tactics learned

  • Title: Reading the Race: Bike Racing from Inside the Peloton
  • Author: Jamie Smith Chris Horner
  • ISBN: 9781937716486
  • Page: 186
  • Format: ebook
  • In Reading the Race, race announcer Jamie Smith and veteran road captain Chris Horner team up to deliver a master class in bike racing strategies and tactics Armed with strategies and tactics learned over thousands of races, cyclists and cycling fans will learn how to read a race and see how to win it.Bike racing is called a rolling chess game for a reason Sure, a higIn Reading the Race, race announcer Jamie Smith and veteran road captain Chris Horner team up to deliver a master class in bike racing strategies and tactics Armed with strategies and tactics learned over thousands of races, cyclists and cycling fans will learn how to read a race and see how to win it.Bike racing is called a rolling chess game for a reason Sure, a high pain threshold and a killer VO2max are helpful But if you re in it to win it, you need race smarts Starting breaks, forming alliances, managing a lapped field, setting up a sprint on every page, Horner and Smith reveal new secrets to faster racing and better results.Smith and Horner dissect common mistakes, guiding riders with lessons learned from decades of racing experience Reading the Race reveals the veteran s eye view on Assembling the best possible teamCrafting strategies around the team, course, and rivalsReacting instantly to common scenariosMaking deals and combinesBreaks, echelons, blockingPack protocol and etiquetteFinishing in the prize money or on the podiumWinning the group rideWhether you re a new racer, an aspiring pro, a team manager, or even a roadside fan, Reading the Race will elevate your cycling IQ for better racing.

    One thought on “Reading the Race: Bike Racing from Inside the Peloton”

    1. Definite read for someone who wants to get into bike racing. Interesting and something I will keep in my library.

    2. For someone new to competitive cycling this is most likely a good read. Jamie Smith writes well and had a first hand knowledge of the tactics of bike racing. However if Chris Horner's name were not associated with it I doubt I would have read the book. It appears that the pearls of wisdom from Horner were almost an after thought. For experienced cyclists there is little new information here.

    3. This is a must read for anyone that races bikes, particularly on a team. Smith incorporates humor, a laid back style, and racing stories to keep you hooked. It's definitely worth a second read.

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