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Training & Fitness Standards for Excellence
How much time does a top-level Category 3 rider spend on the bike a year?
How many feet of climbing a year does it take a woman to make the National Road
What is the VO2
max of a great 55 year old Masters male?
What is the climbing rate--how many feet of climbing an hour--must a 40-year-old
woman climb to have a good chance to podium at Nationals?
How long will it take a Cat 4 rider to sprint 200 meters in order to have a good
chance of placing in a local criterium?
These standards, developed through the experience of many coaches and studies,
are important goals and benchmarks for many racers.
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