How to pace a long time trial (video)

Pacing is key when it comes to time trials: go off too fast and you'll fade, hold too much back and you'll be disappointed with your time. Here we look at pacing, efficient use of energy and nutrition strategies to help you perform to your best

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Endurance cycling is an exercise in managing your finite energy reserves. Finishing an event with energy to spare suggests you rode too conservatively; struggling or even failing to finish suggests you went out too hard. Judging it right is a skill gained through experience.

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