Cycling workout of the week #12: Sprint mixer - maximise your maximum power [1hr]

Do if… you want to improve your sprinting ability, be that for the finish of a race or to beat your mates to the 30mph sign

Image shows one rider sprinting indoors and another rider sprinting outdoors.
(Image credit: Future)

10 seconds flat out and repeat. This cycling workout focuses on maximum power and also gives you an opportunity to optimise your sprint to make yourself as fast as possible.

Practise different kinds of sprints (from both a technical and a bike handling point of view), and also trial different physiological approaches to sprinting such as opting for a high cycling cadence/fast acceleration and then a lower cadence/higher torque. All of which will help you improve your top-end speed

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Andy Turner

Andy is a Sport & Exercise Scientist, fully qualified and experienced cycling coach, personal trainer and gym instructor. He spent 3 years on the road riding for a UCI cycling team and 7 years as a BC Elite rider. 


After graduating in 2020 with first-class honours in his Sport & Exercise Sciences BSc, he continued to pursue his interest in research in the field of sport science alongside setting up his coaching business, ATP Performance, and working for USA-based firm, Wahoo Sports Science. He balanced this with racing at international level, competing in prestigious events such as the Tour of Britain and the Volta a Portugal.