Find your perfect pace to optimise cycling performance

Pacing is integral to optimal performance. But with so much data now available to cyclists, which are the figures you should focus on? George Winter finds out

Photo: Daniel Gould

Whether in a race or a training ride, a pacing strategy is crucial. This means cycling at optimal intensity while balancing energy expenditure and speed. It takes mental skill, experience and training to get it right. Get it wrong and you end up either overcooking it and running out of energy, or not giving your best performance.

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