Category Archives: Race Analysis


Race tactics and skills.


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How to Find the Right Wheel in a Sprint

Picking the right wheel to follow is essential when the race comes down to a sprint finish. But the best plans don’t always work out. These pro tips can help you find the right wheel in a sprint, and make adjustments when things don’t go as planned.


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How to Avoid a Crash and Recover Quickly

Crashes are a scary, but a very real, part of racing. When you race in bigger events with larger fields the likelihood of seeing or dealing with a crash only increases. Knowing how to protect yourself in a tight field, and when you should go to the pit, can help you safely stay in the race.


How XC Pros Ride Rock Gardens

How XC Pros Ride Rock Gardens

Technical sections, like rock gardens, can be the most demanding part of a XC race. With the right line choice and proper technique, you can ride through technical sections faster, and without having to dab your foot. These pro tips can help you feel confident in the most demanding sections of a XC course.


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How to Get a Leadout Win With Just One Teammate

You don’t need a big team to accomplish a race winning leadout. You can execute a successful lead out with just one other teammate. With a good plan and intentional execution you and your teammate can stack the odds in your favor and get one of you across the finish line first.


How to Attack the Start of an XC MTB Race

Mountain bike races start out hard as racers push to get to the singletrack first. But while all riders start out going hard, the best riders can do so efficiently without blowing up.


Pro Tips for Sprinting When Your Breakaway Fails

Not every breakaway is successful, but your race doesn’t have to be over just because you got caught. These pro tips will help when you need to sprint for the win after your breakaway fails.


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How to Accelerate Past Someone in a Sprint

A sprint can come down to mere inches. So in any sprint, leaving a gap between you and the athlete in front of you might seem crazy. But this gap might be exactly what you need to win your sprint.


How To: Breakaway Basics and Pro Tips

While every breakaway is going to be different, there are always things you can do to optimize your performance in a breakaway and increase the probability of a win. For more on race tactics check out our Race Analysis YouTube Playlist. Establishing a Gap Establishing a gap is the hardest part of a breakaway, both…


Race Analysis: Carson City Off-Road with Keegan Swenson – Ask a Cycling Coach 162

50 miles in three and a half hours may not sound impressive to your average road racer, but digging into the details of Keegan Swenson’s 2nd place ride at the Epic Rides Carson City Off-Road, it’s clear this is a world-class performance.  The Carson City Off-Road has 15-, 35- and 50-mile variants for amateurs,…



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