'More doubles, more sweetspot and more running': The training changes that are paying off for Anna Kay

The 23-year-old cyclo-cross specialist talks CW through a non-stop week of training and racing

Anna Kay running with her bike
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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 Anna Kay...

Cyclo-cross specialist Anna Kay’s season got off to a flying start with two National Trophy series wins and a solid 10th place at November’s European Championships in Namur, Belgium, where she finished just behind Marianne Vos. The 23-year-old is among the favourites at today's British National CX champs, an event at which she has been on the podium every year since stepping up to the senior ranks in 2019. Kay talked us through a busy October week of training and travelling, culminating in the UCI World Cup round in Tabor, Czech Republic. 

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David Bradford
Features editor

David Bradford is features editor of Cycling Weekly (print edition). He has been writing and editing professionally for more than 15 years, and has published work in national newspapers and magazines including the Independent, the Guardian, the Times, the Irish Times, Vice.com and Runner’s World. Alongside his love of cycling, David is a long-distance runner with a marathon PB of two hours 28 minutes. Having been diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP) in 2006, he also writes about sight loss and hosts the podcast Ways of Not Seeing.