'Not long ago, we thought you didn’t need to eat much on the bike, now we are smashing nutrition': Training secrets of a breakaway specialist

The hard-working American talks us through a key week of training that fell in the middle of a very busy season

Larry Warbasse mid-corner, moto in the background
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Want to know how the best riders in the world train? For each article in this long-running MY WEEK IN TRAINING series from Cycling Weekly's print edition, we sit down with a pro rider who talks us through a recent week of training in granular detail. This time it's the turn of Larry Warbasse...

Mountain domestique and a regular figure in breakaways, Larry Warbasse began his WorldTour career at BMC Racing back in 2012. Since then, he has raced for IAM Cycling, Aqua Blue, and for Ag2r-Citroën since 2019. His second Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a España, was the ninth Grand Tour of his career. He also rode this year’s Giro d’Italia – making this his busiest season since 2014, with close to 90 race days. We caught up with Warbasse by phone on the Vuelta’s first rest day to talk through his last altitude training camp before the season’s final Grand Tour. 

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and long reads across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013. In 2024 he released a seven-part podcast documentary, Ghost in the Machine, about motor doping in cycling.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains. He lives in Valencia, Spain.