Reading The Race: Bike Racing From Inside The Peloton

byJamie SmithContribution byChris Horner

Paperback | October 1, 2013

Reading The Race: Bike Racing From Inside The Peloton by Jamie Smith
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In Reading the Race, race announcer Jamie Smith and veteran road captain Chris Horner team up to deliver a master class in bike racing strategies and tactics. Armed with strategies and tactics learned over thousands of races, cyclists and cycling fans will learn how to read a race--and see how to win it.

Bike racing is called a rolling chess game for a reason. Sure, a high pain threshold and a killer VO2max are helpful. But if you're in it to win it, you need race smarts. Starting breaks, forming alliances, managing a lapped field, setting up a sprint--on every page, Horner and Smith reveal new secrets to faster racing and better results.

Smith and Horner dissect common mistakes, guiding riders with lessons learned from decades of racing experience. Reading the Race reveals the veteran's eye view on:

  • Assembling the best possible team
  • Crafting strategies around the team, course, and rivals
  • Reacting instantly to common scenarios
  • Making deals and combines
  • Breaks, echelons, blocking
  • Pack protocol and etiquette
  • Finishing in the prize money or on the podium
  • Winning the group ride

 
Whether you're a new racer, an aspiring pro, a team manager, or even a roadside fan, Reading the Race will elevate your cycling IQ for better racing.

Jamie Smith is a veteran bike racer and bike race announcer. He has been a bike racer since 1983 working his way up through the ranks of amateur cycling, and a bike race announcer since 1985 traveling with some of the world's greatest cyclists. He spent several years in public relations for a sleepy Detroit suburb, receiving one Emmy n...
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Title:Reading The Race: Bike Racing From Inside The PelotonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.96 X 7.07 X 0.65 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.96 X 7.07 X 0.65 inPublished:October 1, 2013Publisher:VeloPressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1937715108

ISBN - 13:9781937715106

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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