Alex Dowsett's five training tips to make you fitter and faster

Former Hour Record holder Alex Dowsett tells us how to go faster

4 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 01 : Utrecht - Utrecht ITT
DOWSETT Alex (GBR) Movistar
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Having won a time trial stage at the 2013 Giro d'Italia and been an Hour Record holder, Britain's Alex Dowsett knows what it takes to be at optimal fitness and peak race condition.

The 27-year-old has launched his own coaching company, Cyclism, and here he tells Cycling Weekly five ways to improve your fitness and prepare for your race or event.

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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.