Cyclocross

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Despite its shorter length, Cyclocross is still an endurance based discipline that requires peak aerobic power and lactic capacity. To build this base, most ‘Cross riders train and race road or mountain biking leading up to the season.

While, ‘Cross riders build their base on the road or mountain bike, racing a ‘Cross season requires alterations. Starting about 6-9 weeks before the first race, athletes need to start specializing in order to improve the qualities unique to the discipline. This means more intense intervals, skills work, and running. For those who race a full road/mountain season and then transition to ‘Cross, burnout is a big issue. It is critical to take a break before the start of the season.

For athletes who focus on ‘Cross, the timing of their season shifts a bit. The off-season is actually in the late winter and base building starts in March.


‘Cross Athlete We’ve Worked with...


Tyler Trace

B.C. Provincial ‘Cross Champion
As a sprinter on the road, Tyler has developed his explosive power and strong handling skills to explode out of the transitions and gain his ground in the more technical parts of the course.


Rob Britton

B.C. Provincial ‘Cross Champion
Unlike Tyler, Rob’s strength is his enormous time trialing engine. Rob was very effective at using this threshold strength to out-power his opponents on the cycling stretches of a ‘Cross races.







































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