Written for the experienced road cyclist, Racing Tactics for Cyclists is designed for school, club and team riders to use as a collective training tool. It addresses the fundamentals of how to ride in a race, the importance of position, and individual and team racing tactics. It is also a thorough guide to the technical riding skills required by cyclists. Each type of road race is more than an endurance event, as they not only demand superb athletic talent and physical endurance, but also a keen sense of anticipating when to make a tactical move in a race situation. To help a cyclist develop and refine those mental strategies and practice the physical skills necessary for using them, the text presents general individual and team tactics.
Prehn helps cyclists avoid common race mistakes and ride intelligently. Topics include:
Prehn supplements his advice with anecdotes and memorable race moments as well as instructional diagrams throughout the book.
"Competitive cycling is about using good technique and having a strong tactical sense, or "race smarts"."
Author: Prehn, Thomas
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