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Paris-Roubaix is arguably the hardest one-day race in the world, a 257km slog over the rough cobbled farm roads of northern France that only the very strongest in the peloton can win. In Sunday’s2017 edition, the ‘Hell of the North’ well and truly lived up to its moniker, despite great weather and favourable wind conditions for much of the day.
When Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) attacked on the Poggio in Saturday’s Milan-San Remo, just two riders could follow him. One of them, Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky), went on to win the race, beating Sagan with a bike throw in a thrilling three-up sprint.
Swimming requires heavy amounts of repetition. It’s repetitive nature demands high amounts of strength and endurance from your muscles. This is particularly evident in freestyle swimming as it is the most common swim stroke used1. It is important to investigate how these muscles are used so you can properly strengthen the high-priority muscles and prevent overuse injuries.
Scientists finally figured out how the weight of your running shoes affects your speed.
Gone are the days when you’d have to pore over paper maps to find killer training routes in new places. Technology can help you spend less time planning and more time sweating and exploring—safely. Here’s how to make the most of today’s three hottest route finding and prep programs.
Flipping the periodization concept on its head might be the key to your next PR. Triathletes tend to think about periodization like a typical pyramid, an idea introduced by running coach Arthur Lydiard in the 1950s and championed by training experts across endurance sports of all distances. But top coaches are now telling their athletes to do the opposite.