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Your first sportive - part 17: Event strategy

You need an event strategy to ensure you perform to your best on the day. Here’s how to plan one

Your first sportive - part 17: Event strategy
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Your first sportive - part 16: Final preparations

The final four weeks leading up to your first century sportive can add a lot to how you perform on the day

Your first sportive - part 16: Final preparations
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Your first Sportive - part 15: Playing to your strengths

Improve your sportive performance significantly by increasing your core strength and improving your flexibility

Your first Sportive - part 15: Playing to your strengths
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Etape du Tour routes announced in Alps and Pyrenees

2012 Etape to be run over stages 11 and 16 of the Tour de France

Etape du Tour routes announced in Alps and Pyrenees
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Your first Sportive – part 6: Performance testing

Setting up personalized training zones needn’t involve expensive lab testing

Your first Sportive – part 6: Performance testing
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Your first Sportive – part 5: Get in the Zone

Successful training is all about measuring your riding intensity and progressing on it

Your first Sportive – part 5: Get in the Zone
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Your first Sportive - part 4: Intensity; how hard is hard?

Training to be a better rider is all about progressions – gradually increasing the training load in order to improve. To do this you need...

Your first Sportive - part 4: Intensity; how hard is hard?
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Your first Sportive - part 3: Goal setting

Setting goals at the outset of a training plan is an important first step towards completing your target event

Your first Sportive - part 3: Goal setting
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Your first Sportive - part 2: Breaking down the barriers

Preparing for your first 100mile ride or cyclosportive can be a daunting task until you break it down into its component parts

Your first Sportive - part 2: Breaking down the barriers
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Your first Sportive - part 1: Going for Centuries

The first in a new weekly series of coaching articles by British Cycling level 3 coach Huw Williams

Your first Sportive - part 1: Going for Centuries
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