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How to train for the 2015 Etape du Tour: part five - tapering and event-day logistics

With two weeks to go, time to ease your training, nail your final preparations and tackle the Etape du Tour...

How to train for the 2015 Etape du Tour: part four - fine-tuning form and descending technique

Five weeks to go! It's time to fine-tune your form, set a nutrition strategy and practice your descending technique

How to train for the 2015 Etape du Tour: part three - nutrition and climbing technique

Two months to go... time to think about nutrition and climbing technique

How to train for the 2015 Etape du Tour: part two - upping the intensity

Increasing intensity and volume, developing group riding skills, and the warm weather training camp

How to train for the 2015 Etape du Tour: part one - the route

Are you riding the 2015 Etape du Tour? Here's what's in store and how you can prepare

Training tips for road racing

Race to your strengths, but train your weaknesses...

Fitness from sportive to racer: part three (circuit racing)

Tom Kirk's top tips for the simplest route into bunch racing

Fitness: from sportive rider to racer in 2013- part two (time trial)

From the 'club 10' to the WorldTour, time trialling is a staple of competitive cycling

Fitness: from sportive rider to racer in 2013 – part one (what’s different)

The different efforts required for time trials, circuit races, crits and road races

Taming the Dragon: a team approach to the gruelling Welsh sportive

RCUK fitness coach on sportive riding with team-mates

Fitness: from Bronze to Gold in 2013 - part nine (tapering)

Understanding when to reduce training effort to ensure peak performance on the day of the event

Fitness: Bronze to Gold in 2013 - part eight (event fuelling)

Hydration and nutrition before, during, and after a sportive

Fitness: from bronze to gold in 2013 - part one (overview)

Coach, Tom Kirk, outlines his eight-point programme