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Standards for Excellence

Bicycle Training Series Articles: All ABC Handouts ] 12 Beginners' Questions About Exercise ] ACE Tips ] Altitude Tents: How High the Risk? ] Aerobic Training ] Altitude Training for Sea-Level Competition ] Balance Training for Bicyclists ] Century Training ] Climbing & Descending ] Dealing With High Altitude ] Death Ride: Just-Made-It Schedule ] Economy & Efficiency ] Fitness Elements ] Heart-Rate-Based Training ] HIT Tips ] How to Perform VO2 Intervals ] How to Push Riders Uphill ] Isolated Leg Training ] Measuring Training Stress ] Overtraining ] Pacing ] Power-Based Training ] Recovery ] Road Racing Basics ] Six Climbing Positions ] Skills Training Principles ] Small Gears ] Sprint Weak? ] Stationary Training ] Stretching ] Tapering for Events ] Thresholds ] Time Trialing ] Torque-Based Training ] [ Training & Fitness Standards for Excellence ] Training Myths ] Warm Ups for Racing ] Weight Training ] Work of Breathing ] Workout Too Hard ]


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Training & Fitness Standards for Excellence (Introduction)


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 Team?


What is the VO
2 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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