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    UCI EventUCI World Champs

    Elite, Cali - Colombia
    26th Feb - 2nd March 2014
    2014 Event | 2013 | 2012 | 2011

    Junior, Glasgow - UK
    7th-11th August 2013
    2013 Event | 2012 | 2011

    Masters, Manchester, UK
    6th-12th October 2013
    2013 Event | 2012 | 2011


    UCI EventUCI World Cups

    UCI World Cup I, Manchester
    1st-3rd November 2013
    UCI World Cup II, Aguascalientes
    5th-7th December 2013
    UCI World Cup III, TBC
    17th-19th January 2014


    UIV EventUIV Six Days

    Fiorenzuola Six Day
    25th-30th July 2013
    2013 Event | 2012

    Amsterdam Six Day
    21st-26th October 2013
    2013 Event | 2012

    Grenoble Four Day
    23rd - 26th October 2013
    2013 Event | 2012

    Ghent Six Day
    19th-24th November 2013
    2013 Event | 2012

    Zürich Four Day
    27th-30th November 2013
    2013 Event | 2012

    Rotterdam Six Day
    2nd-7th January 2014
    2014 Event | 2013

    Bremen Six Day
    9th-14th January 2014
    2014 Event | 2013

    Grenchen Four Day
    15th-18th January 2014
    2014 Event

    Berlin Six Day
    23rd-28th January 2014
    2014 Event | 2013

    Copenhagen Six Day
    30th Jan - 4th Feb 2014
    2014 Event | 2013


    Regional Champs

    UEC EventEuropean Champs
    Senior - Apeldoorn, Netherlands
    18th-20th October 2013
    U23/JNR - Anadia, Portugal
    9th-14th July 2013
    Masters - Newport, UK
    3rd-7th September 2013

    Australia Event Oceania Champs
    27th-30th November 2013
    TBC, Oceania Region
    2014 Event | 2013 | 2012

    Asian Event Asian Track Champs
    7th-1th March 2013
    Delhi, India
    2013 Event | 2012

    PanAM Event Pan-AM Track Champs
    8th-12th July 2013
    Aguascalientes, Mexico
    2013 Event | 2012


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    UCI Event Olympics Games
    5th-21st August 2016
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Rio 2016 | London 2012

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    7th-18th September 2016
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Rio 2016 | London 2012

    UCI Event Commonwealth Games
    23rd July — 3rd August 2014
    Glasgow, UK
    Glasgow 2014 | Delhi 2010


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    Track Cycling Tips: Improving your Power


    Track Cycling Tips: Improving your Power

    Strength is every Track Cyclists friend, you know the friend that once you’ve met its great and they’ll never let you down, but you are the one that makes the effort to meet up and maintain the friendship, which obviously hurts like hell!

    Gym Training

    The best way to improve your Power/Strength is gym training, lifting serious weights via exercises such as Squats, Leg Presses, Deadlifts and Lunges. Always ensure your lifting technique is correct not only for your safety but also to ensure all that effort is going to help improve your cycling. Simple steps like slowing the downward section of your Squat prior to exploding up will build your muscles and don’t get frustrated muscle/power development takes time.

    Adapting the exercises to cycling specific movements is extremely advantageous, for example angling the Leg Press machine so that your legs are in a similar position to cycling. Single Leg exercises are also excellent, but again ensure you are using the correct technique to avoid injury.

    It’s important to not just concentrate on the muscle groups in your legs etc, i.e. Calf, Quad and Gluts with no Core Strength your power training will be less effective, you’ll wobble all over the place on a standing start, your seated acceleration will suffer and you’ll be prone to instability issues and injuries. Yoga is a great Core Strength builder, especially if you don’t like Gym work.

    Don’t forget your lower back and upper body, especially if you do a lot of seated acceleration and standing starts. A good idea is to adjust your stance on Cable/Pulley machines to replicate cycling, i.e. using Ankle Straps to replicate a weighted upward pedal stroke and using the Cable Handles or V Handles to replicate pulling on your handlebars. The big legs, skinny arms rider is the cycling equivalent of your mirror muscles gym user.

    And finally, it’s not just for Sprinters, yes with the exception of Core work, Endurance riders don’t need to spend half as much time in the Gym however they do need to be doing the same workouts as its still cycling specific just with a more cardio emphasis and smaller weights.

    Over Gear Training

    Not all Track Cyclists enjoy Gym Training, however if this sounds like you, don’t worry you can increase your power output via ‘Over Gear Training’, i.e. training with a gear that is larger than your Race gear. This is a great supplement to Gym work, or a replacement if you really don’t want to lift weights.

    GEARING: If 48x14 (92) is your Race Gear, use 47x13 (97) or even 48x13 (100) for Over Gear Training.

    SESSION: Rolling (slow) Seated Start 250m TTs from the bottom of the track or flying efforts from the top of the track (200m TT style) for longer 500m+.

    ADVANCED: 100m Seated Start efforts either held or from a gate.

    TOP TIP: Supplement with a protein rich diet for recovery (either via protein/Recovery Drinks or good food) Don’t do it near an important event you’ll have heavy legs, make sure you follow this section of your training with Leg Speed work.

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    Track Cycling Training Tips

    Increase your Leg Speed

    Increase Leg Speed

    It may sound simple - ‘the faster you pedal, the quicker you ride’, but increasing your cadence (pedalling speed) is not easy. A great way to increase your leg speed is by using ‘Under Gear Training’ For More, Click Here

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    Improve your Power Output

    Improve Power/Strength

    The best way to improve your Power/Strength is gym training, lifting serious weights via exercises such as Squats, Leg Presses, Deadlifts and Lunges...
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    Track Cycling Tips: Improving your Power

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