How to get faster on false-flat climbs and increase the average speed of your rides

Draggy hills aren’t the most inspiring terrain, but they are quite unique in proving a challenge to both lightweight climbers and heavier-set powerhouses - here’s how all riders can improve

Male cyclist riding on a false flat climb
(Image credit: Future)

Love them or (in this case), hate them, those long draggy false flat climbs offer a unique challenge. Not steep enough to benefit from being a lightweight climber, and a little too slow to really benefit from aerodynamics. This means that some riders simply really struggle with them.

Here are our top tips to be able to improve performance on this type of terrain:

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