Every year, the Tour de France comes around, being brought to the masses through Eurosport, NBC or various Twitter or internet tickers. Concurrently, there’s always a spike in cycling interest around the tour, and I get plenty of questions about racing and starting to race. I guess watching people turn themselves inside out on TV is inspiring for those among us who are inclined to pin on a number.
Regardless of your motivation, it’s always awesome to see riders thinking about jumping into the deep end of the racing pool. Many times, your average cyclist doesn’t really know how to “go about getting involved in racing.” Well, I’m going to put some of those fears to rest with today’s podcast.
I’ll cover the following:
- @13:46 – What is road racing?
- @23:09 - What are the different types of road races? What are road races, criteriums, time trials (TTs) and stage races?
- @39:08 – What do I need to bring with me to my first race?
- @46:03 – What should I wear to my first race? (Hint: it’s not a ProTeam jersey or National Championship jersey…)
As always, if you enjoy what you hear, head over to the Tailwind Coaching Podcast on iTunes and rate it 5 stars. Don’t forget to post any questions to the Tailwind Coaching Facebook page, and don’t forget to support our sponsors and help to keep this podcast free, and help me to get this information to more people and help grow the racing community.
Now that we’re in the second half of the competitive season, you might want to think about reloading for the fall! Check out my modular training plans in my online store and get running on the way to some killer cyclocross fitness. And don’t forget to save 10% with the coupon code in this week’s podcast.