Cycling SA Agenda 2020 – Progress report

Cycling SA Agenda 2020 – Progress report

Cycling SA determined a new policy to aid riders based on performances abroad. The programme’s 2020 focus, dubbed Agenda 2020, is to ensure that Cycling SA qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the highest possible international ranking. The programme was launched in November 2018, and with the first half of the year behind us, Cycling SA takes stock of what has been achieved under the programme.

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What to consider when finding your ideal cycling cadence, via TrainingPeaks

What to consider when finding your ideal cycling cadence, via TrainingPeaks

A lot has changed in the world of professional cycling in the last 30 years, from faster bikes and new technology, to smarter training and better nutrition. If you watch an old Tour de France stage (and I mean old, like circa 1990), you’ll notice a big difference in the riders’ cadence—practically all the guys back then would slap it in the biggest gear possible and grind away. It was thought that if you could ride the biggest gear for longer, then you’d go the fastest. But the 65 RPM smash fest of yesteryear seems almost quaint after watching Chris Froome pedal away from the pack at 100 RPM on Mont Ventoux.

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