Build a stronger base to be a stronger rider. Once the season starts, most cyclists save every spare moment for the road, racking up the kilometres on long rides with hard efforts – but long and hard training can hurt a season more than it helps. Learn how to increase your capacity for fitness and speed by setting aside time before the season starts. Smart preparation will teach your body how to use its energy stores to make you faster, and creates an unbeatable fitness base. Fully illustrated with tables, figures, and photos, this training book is your key to making the most of your time in the saddle.