Tag: chris opie

7 Weird Habits And Superstitions Of Professional Cyclists

– I’m not a huge fan of superstition myself. The idea that all of your hard work, dedication, and talent could be undone by forgetting one simple task or not even carrying a lucky charm just seems preposterous to me. – Yeah, but some people love them, Chris. So coming up are the weirdest superstitions […]

The Most EPIC Cycling Saves Of The 2019 Pro Racing Season So Far…

– When you spend as much time on your bike as a pro rider does, you do develop a sixth sense when something’s just going a little bit pear shaped. Crashing, unfortunately, is part of cycling. But every now and again, we get those brilliant moments where we see instinct, skill, reaction speed, and a […]

Geraint Thomas Wins Le Tour de France | The Cycling Race News Show

We’re back with the GCN Racing News Show. Coming up, after a brutal final week, the Tour de France reaches its conclusion in Paris, we’ll go through 5 talking points, and get some more really interesting insight into the power demands through TrainingPeaks. Bike racing outside of the Tour de France resumes with the men’s […]

Seated Vs Out The Saddle Climbing – Which Is Better?

(logo whooshing) – Emma, I’ve been wondering, some cyclists seem to go better uphill when they’re standing, whilst others seem to go stronger when they’re seated. – Yeah, that’s a good point. I always thought it was just about the gradient, so obviously when it’s steep, better off standing and if it’s a more draggy […]

How Do I Get Aero Without A Sore Back? | Ask GCN Anything

– Hello and welcome to Ask GCnything. It’s that time of the week when we go through all your questions about cycling. – Yeah, if you would like to ask us a question for next week don’t forget to leave a comment in the box below, using the hashtag #torqueback – And if you wanted […]

How Can I Stop Cramp? | Ask GCN Anything

– Happy New Year and welcome back to another Ask GCN Anything. – This week we have questions on cramping, how to travel with hydraulic disc brakes and bike insurance. – Yup, don’t forget the hashtags are still the same as they were last year, #torquebag for all your cycling related questions and to have […]

Pro Cycling Training Secrets With Elia Viviani

– I’m out here in Italy and I’m wildly excited, not just because the sun is shining and it’s warm, I’m not wearing a single thermal layer, but I’ve been invited to come out and ride with Elia Viviani at the Montichiari velodrome. And I’m pretty excited, ’cause it’s been a while since I was […]