'I like to attack and find out what works. Why wait for the sprint? – that’s boring!': A week in the life of Abi Smith

Two races in two different countries and 15 hours of training – it's just another week for Abi Smith

Abi Smith racing
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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 an elite rider who talks us through a recent week of training in granular detail. This time it's the turn of EF Education-Tibco-SVB's Abi Smith...

Former triathlete Abi Smith was awarded CW’s 2021 Domestic Rider of the Year, an acknowledgment of how, in her first year as a senior, she propelled herself from the novice ranks to taking top-20 results in the WorldTour. She turned 20 on April 1 and, now riding for EF Education-Tibco-SVB, has been focusing on the big Spring Classics – on the day we spoke to her, she had just completed her recon ride ahead of Paris-Roubaix Femmes. Below, Smith talks us through an intense week of riding that included the Flanders Classic Scheldeprijs. 

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