Tag: cyclist

Indoor Vs Outdoor, Which Is The Best Cycle Training?

– What is the most effective way of reaching your peak fitness? Is it training indoors? – Or outdoors? We thought we’d discuss the facts. (smooth jazz music) – Well, firstly, one of the biggest advantages of indoor training is the quality. And by that I mean that every second you spend riding on an […]

How To Do A Functional Threshold Power (FTP) Test

– Coming up are some tips on how to nail a Functional Threshold Power test. A test that John here, is, almost willingly about to undertake. (intense music) Yeah sorry John. Now, the reason for doing a test like an FTP test, is that knowing that piece of information is really important, in being able […]

Top 10 Iconic Road Bikes

This is a modern classic, winning Paris Roubaix twice, and the Tour de France. It took carbon technology up another notch, and the paint job is truly iconic. Pinarello Sword A conceptual bike that took Miguel Indurain to some of his most impressive time trial wins. This bike didn’t last long thanks to the UCI, […]

What Is A Domestique? How Do Teams Use Their Riders?

What is a domestique, and what do they do? Domestique is a French word, which, when used in a cycling context, literally means servant. The role of a domestique is simply to be a helper to their team leader. Some of what the job entails is obvious, other parts are more subtle. The role of […]

How Important Is FTP To A Professional Cyclist?

here at GCN we’ve got several videos about how to improve your ftp, your functional threshold power, which is the power that you can sustain around about an hour but just how important is ftp to cycling performance and could you be a professional road cyclist is without a very high functional threshold power at […]

Is Going Vegan A Game Changer For Cycling? | GCN Show Ep. 367

– From the scorched earth in Woodside, South Australia, welcome to the GCN Show. – Welcome to the GCN Show. – Coming up this week, can going vegan actually make you a better cyclist? – We also have news from the Tour Down Under, proof that people like cycling more than driving. – And what […]

Do Cyclists Need To Go To The Gym?

– Getting better at cycling isn’t always about riding your bike. I know, shocking right? Gym training can make fitter, faster and stronger. – Many pros these days are taking to strength training to improve their on-bike performance. So, could gym training be something that you’re missing out on? – In this video we’re going […]

Climbing Clinic With Óscar Pujol | Ask GCN Anything Special Edition

(cinematic music) (speaking foreign language) – Mate, I’m gonna have to stop you. It’s an English show, come on. – Sorry. – Yeah. – Welcome to Ask GC Anything. – Yes, and this week, we’ve got a climbing special. So I’ve been out of rope and fellow GCN presenter and world class climber– – Ex, […]

Four Cycling Training Workouts To Build Power On Short Climbs

– Coming up, are four training sessions to help you power up short climbs. It’s pretty intense, so make sure you get warmed up first. (techno music) – The first session works on the basis that the more speed you carry into and up the first part of a steep climb, the faster you’re gonna […]