The Time-Crunched Cyclist - Authored by Chris Carmichael and Jim Rutberg
Reviewed by Tom Baker
The Time-Crunched Cyclist is the third edition in the Time-Crunched series. Chris Carmichael of Carmichael Training Systems and his media director and coach Jim Rutberg have written this book to explain their ideas on achieving race-winning fitness in only 6 hours of training a week.
The book is for people who are no longer able to spend the long hours training due to life’s responsibilities.
For riders who must leave their bikes unattended and locked to prevent theft, the tradeoff in lock choice is between adequate security and ease of carrying the lock. A new bike lock by Rocky Mounts tries to address this with a new design called Hendrix.
The Hendrix lock has the higher security of thick steel construction, yet using a new approach to bike locks; it also collapses down to a small, compact, easy to carry shape. The security of this lock is about equivalent to a chain lock – better than a cable lock, but less than a large U lock.
GERIK : American outfit Unitedhealthcare continued its winning streak at Le Tour de Langkawi with Travis McCabe outsprinting Filippo Pozzato and Ryan Gibbons who became the new race leader on the slightly downhill finish in Gerik in the state of Perak in northern Malaysia. They previously won a stage in 2014 with Bradley White and in 2016 with John Murphy.
Exactly like Murphy one year ago, McCabe lined up at LTdL fresh from a stage win at the Herald Sun Tour in Australia. “We came here with the ambition to win”, the American sprinter said at the post-race press conference. “We really wanted to work on the lead out train that we have. I wasn’t trying to fill the shoes of Murphy but it’s great to do the same as him. For me, today, it was all about patience. We showed yesterday that we had the lead out train and the power to take me to the line but I made a mistake by going way too early. Today I went into a small break before the category 1 climb to make it easier when Manzana really hit it on the climb.”
Team Continues European Campaign at Volta Alentejo, Starts North American Season in Chico
Rally Cycling will race on two continents this week with a European contingent tackling the Volta Alentejo (UCI 2.1) in Portugal, and a six man squad kicking off the 2017 domestic season at the Chico Stage Race. The Volta Alentejo will mark the professional debut of Junior World Time Trial Champion Brandon McNulty. The young 18-year-old will be keen to show himself in the European peloton after a stellar junior career that included numerous national titles and a rainbow jersey.
Brandon McNulty will make his professional debut on the roads of Portugal