Try these Team Sky pre-race activation exercises next time you ride (video)

Team Sky physio Dan Guillemette shows us a series of resistance band exercises designed to activate lesser-known muscles that are key for cycling

It seems obvious to warm up or stretch your legs before embarking on a ride, but do you take the time to prime some of your more niche muscles?

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.