Ed Clancy on his peak power of 1,700 watts, not going to the gym, and his top fitness tips for you

More than a decade competing at the top of cycling, with three Olympic gold medals to his name, Ed Clancy passes on some essential fitness advice

Ed Clancy fitness wisdom
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

A three-time team pursuit Olympic champion, Ed Clancy has rightly earnt the tag of  'greatest team pursuiter'. The Yorkshireman won three consecutive golds at the the 2008 Bejing Games, his home Games in London 2012 and finally in Rio 2016. He also won five world and four European titles along the way before announcing his retirement, aged 36, at the Tokyo Olympics

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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 feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly 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.