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Faster: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World's Fastest Cyclists Paperback – 27 Mar 2014
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"If you want to know how to turn yourself into a Merckx or a Froome, read "Faster."" --"The Guardian" "Spoonfuls of anecdotal sugar help the science bits go down." --"Podium Cafe" "Based on his relationships with other top cyclists, exercise physiologists, and researchers--and his own willingness to be a guinea pig--Hutchinson dives deep into the science of speed." --"Life by The DailyBurn " "Fascinating, convincing, and witty." --"Outdoor Fitness"
If you want to know how to turn yourself into a Merckx or a Froome, read "Faster." "The Guardian"
Spoonfuls of anecdotal sugar help the science bits go down. "Podium Cafe"
Based on his relationships with other top cyclists, exercise physiologists, and researchers--and his own willingness to be a guinea pig--Hutchinson dives deep into the science of speed. "Life by The DailyBurn"
Fascinating, convincing, and witty. "Outdoor Fitness""
A fascinating and funny investigation into cyclists' incessant pursuit of speed by one of the sport's top professionals.See all Product Description
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This isn't really a book on how to train, or a sports science book. It's really an overview of how the whole fits together, and an explanation of the philosophy that's been so successful for the GB cyclists, often contrasted entertainingly with the author's own home grown attempts to do similar things. You won't come away from this book knowing what to eat and which interval sessions to do three weeks before your A race, but you will have a much better understanding of why you need to think about these things and how they contribute to your overall performance.
If you are interested in endurance sport, or in how to make a faster cyclist from a slower one, you should read this book, if only so that there are fewer people who annoy me by talking rubbish about lactic acid.
This is not a text book or a manual; it's a very readable, personal experience of training, racing and exploration of anything that might make him cycle faster. Some of his views and interpretations of the science are very personal and and sometimes only relevant at a certain point in time; however he is honest to point this out and sometimes offer a more modern version.
Thoroughly recommended for anyone who has every wondered about what it takes to move faster under human power (cycling, running, swimming etc...)
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Great read if you have any interest in what makes people fast bike riders.Published 13 days ago by Boon
Great read for anyone interested in the minutia and 'marginal gains' that modern cycling has gone through in the last 10 years or so. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Juice Free
Dr Hutch's dry, laconic style cones through in the writing of this journey book. A journey of the development of faster in cycling over the last couple of decades with close... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Rik Dangerous
A great book with lots of interesting ideas and explanations to discuss on those club rides. It's not going to transform us average Joe cyclists but it is interesting to know how... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steve
A little history, biography and science all rolled up in an amusing insight to cycling fast, or at least how to try.Published 6 months ago by brad
Fascinating, and very entertaining. Now you'll know why you're not on the front of the peloton.Published 9 months ago by DB63