Bike racing involves a similar balance of physical attributes and technical skill. However, over the course of the last 20 years a greater emphasis on the physical side of the sport has begun to obscure the role of the technical side. Cycling coaches are truly unique in sport. The predominant focus of the industry is so completely on building athletic fitness with little to no attention paid to the tactical, technical, dynamic aspect of the sport. These coaches can use the formulas developed over the last generation, employing the latest technologies to create fitter and fitter athletes.
Coaches with this approach can help riders reach physiological potentials, and these gains can be objectively measured. As a result, athletes who hire them appreciate them. The gains can be shown both in a lab and on the road. The hill that previously took the rider 30 minutes to climb is now crushed in 22 minutes!
The appeal of this outcome is great, people feel like they are getting their money’s worth. They’re not.