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Product details

  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: VeloPress; 4th New edition edition (15 Feb. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934030201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934030202
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.3 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Joe Friel is arguably the most experienced personal cycling coach in the U.S., and his book "The Cyclist's Training Bible" has become, well... the Bible of the sport."" -- "Bicycling" magazine ""I find Friel's book a treasure of information for cyclists of all levels."" -- Andy Hampsten, 1988 Giro d'Italia winner, 1992 Tour de France stage winner at Alpe d'Huez ""This book will have you systematically training just as world-class cyclists do. If you scrupulously follow its guidelines, I'm confident your racing performance will dramatically improve."" -- Tudor Bompa, PhD "Nothing else comes close to "The Cyclist's Training Bible"'s comprehensive approach to planning out a season, creating a training schedule and incorporating diet and resistance training to an overall plan." -- BikeRumor.com ""Packed with worksheets, charts, visuals and a dense index and references for further reading, "The Cyclist's Training Bible" is an arsenal of encyclopedic information for ambitious riders."" -- DailyPeloton.com """The Cyclist's Training Bible" has become a cyclist's best chance at achieving their goals. This is the ultimate manual for growth as a cyclist."" -- BicycleSmile.com

About the Author

Joe Friel is one of the most recognised names in triathlon coaching and the best-selling author of The Triathlete's Training Bible, Going Long, Your First Triathlon, and The Cyclist's Training Bible, and The Mountain Biker's Training Bible. His clients include professional and amateur triathletes, duathletes, road cyclists and mountain bikers. He is a certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling Coach and holds a master's degree in exercise science. A successful Training Bible Coaching franchise operates in the UK.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. Lewis on 12 Nov. 2012
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This book is a revelation.

It gives an amazing method for constructing a training year. Don't expect a series of pre-set training plans. This book expects you to spend some time off your bike, with a pencil and paper, or a spreadsheet, and to actually absorb what the book says, and use the info and the methods given to build your own structured annual training plan (ATP).

The explanations and reasoning of every step in constructing the ATP are absolutely clear, and all you have to do is take on board what is said, and you'll be equipped to create yourself a progressive plan that builds up to your chosen events.

Now, the best bit is, it's for everyone. I'm certain that the scary guys and gals with spray-on clothing and their helium filled carbon bikes will get a great deal of benefit from building up to their race season following the methods described in this book. But also, people like me: an overweight 46 year old in my first year of cycling, will also benefit tremendously.

You see, the best way to train is always the best way, regardless of where you start. I will do pretty much the same stuff as the pros. But I'll do less of it, and at a lower intensity. This book allows me to construct my own annual plan using the same techniques as the pros, and the plan is fitted exactly to where I am in my training. It won't be too hard or too easy, because the plan I constructed is based on, and targeted for, me specifically, and for the amount of time I have available to ride and train.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ian Chadwick on 10 Jun. 2014
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Been cycling for a couple of years and decided to start a proper training programme for myself.

This book takes a complete novice, or a semi-pro racer, and teaches him/her how to write up their own personal cycle training plan from scratch - depending on their strengths, weaknesses, age, skill levels and goals.

Contains some great info and an insight into the training behind one of the fastest growing popular sports/passtimes of the moment.

The book is paperback, but of large size, with numerous diagrams and pictures and written in a readable, relaxed style.

But, does it all work?
Well, I'm now 8 weeks into my 37 week training programme and my cardiovascular fitness has gone through the roof. I'm also a much more confident cyclist with clear cycling goals and the ability to reach them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Darren Edwards on 24 Jun. 2011
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Very readable and very in depth approach to improving your cycling performance.

Get this book if you want to get better at racing, I bought it after getting hammered at a local crit, and decided I wanted to finish higher up the field.

This is no beginners book, but if you're willing to commit to some hard and solitary training, then this will show you how.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Martin on 25 Aug. 2013
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A methodical approach to building cycling fitness. Great book to help you structure your training year. Perhaps a few more pointers on training sessions content would be handy
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sammat on 27 April 2013
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Every triathlete has needs and wants, the Joe Freil Cyclist training bible is a definite Need to have if you want to succeed in the world of cycling, or triathlon.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on 4 Jan. 2014
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I highly recommend this book for anyone who is serious about improving their cycling performance.
It is pretty technical, which I appreciated, as I felt that I was constantly learning as I read the book.
This is a book you will read again and again, and a really good reference too, for making decisions about your training plans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MR J C SMALL on 3 Nov. 2013
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Very well written covers just about everything you need to know. I suspect there are more accessible books than this for complete beginners with little knowledge of the sport but everyone can take something away from its pages. If you have a paunch for engineering and/or science you are going to love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kitersteve on 1 May 2012
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This review is going to be short and sweet. excellent book that gives great guidance and detail on how to train to improve for racing sportifs whatever. good training plan templates and workouts. a reference book that i will keepmgoing back to rather than a read once book.
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