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Are Irish Road cyclists losing out in the Carding System

Are Irish Road cyclists losing out in the Carding System

Why are there so few road cyclists in the Carding system? If you want to make money from cycling for Ireland maybe should you focus on the track? THe Carding System The International Carding System explained Road Cyclists losing out Cycling Irelands International...

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Alberto Contador A Real Champion! Paddy Doran

Updated 14th July 2019 In my last blog I wrote about the psychology and physiology of riders in the context of riders of different physical capacity. In this blog I am writing in the context of a Grand tour where there is not a great deal of physical difference...

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The Tour De France is about more than a cyclists watts

The Tour De France is about more than a cyclists watts

Updated 13th July 2019 Since the advent of power meters being used in cycling we have heard that a Professional Cyclist  needs to be able to produce around 6+ watts per kilogram for an hour to be a Tour De France winner. And while there is truth in that. It is...

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Etape du Tour Sportive cycling coaching for big improvements

Etape du Tour Sportive cycling coaching for big improvements

Updated  11th July 2019 This is a report from a cyclist that I did a training analysis and set a training plan for the 2017 Etape du Tour. The Etape Du tour and similar events are major challenges especially for someone who has limited training time. Heres...

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Medals and Jerseys for Cycling Ireland emerging talent

THis article was written in August 2015, its always interesting to look back and see how Irish riders develop over a number of years. A week of medals, record and Jerseys for Ireland emerging Cycling talent? Beginning today could be one of the greatest weeks to date...

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Sprint improvements

THis article was written in August 2015, its always interesting to look back and see how Irish riders develop over a number of years. A week of medals, record and Jerseys for Ireland emerging Cycling talent? Beginning today could be one of the greatest weeks to date...

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Heart Rate or power for great cycling performances  Part 1

Heart Rate or power for great cycling performances Part 1

Updated July 5th 2019 This is a Cycling coaching blog that I wrote in 2016 to celebrate the role of Junior Tour of Irelands cycle race in the development of many great riders. I thought it would be appropriate to republish it after Dan Martins great Tour De France...

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Power Meters & Heart Rate Monitor Series: Part 2

Power Meters & Heart Rate Monitor Series: Part 2

Updated: 26th of June 2019 Heart rate or power for great cycling Are you using heart rate or power to control your cycling training loads? This series of blog posts will look at some of the research available on the effectiveness of power or heart rate monitoring on...

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