The Road to Paris
A Classic Cycling Video For Turbo Training
“Road to Paris” is the second in our series of bike training videos that are perfect for turbo training workouts.
If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind
Lao-Tsu, 6th Century B.C.
This slick documentary produced by Nike in 2001 starts with this typically Armstrong-esque quote from Lao-Tsu. Watching this cycling film now, you can’t help wondering if soon Lance will be behind bars for perjury.
Road To Paris follows Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel through the now legendary winter reconnaissance rides in the Alps. This film gives a good insight into Lance Armstrong’s winning mentality as the team develop form and race practice through the early spring classics. The team improve through efforts at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Gent–Wevelgem and Paris–Roubaix before culminating in the Amstel Gold Race, the final spring classic.
Armstrong targets the win at the Amstel Gold Race as a test of his form and the cohesion of the team – will he win? Watch this classic cycling tim to find out!
Your Turbo Training Workout
Session 1: Threshold – 45 minutes
Session Goal: The goal of this session is to take out your anger at the futility of doping by completing a tough 30 minute threshold session clean! By teaching your muscles to process lactate better this session helps build your ability to complete long rides that feature intense climbing efforts.
Set up: You’ll need a cadence enabled bike computer for this session. As usual get a towel and water bottle set up before you start.
- 5:00 Pedal smoothly at 90rpm
- 5:00 Seated alternate 80% of work effort from right to left let every 1:00 minute, start with weakest leg
- 1 x 30:00
- 30:00 hold 95rpm at moderate to hard effort consistently
- 5:00 progressively easier gear finishing in easiest gear, maintain 90rpm
Bike Training Video 2: Road to Paris
More Bike Training Videos
If you enjoyed watching this classic cycling video then check out our Bike Training Videos for Turbo Training Workouts series;
- Bike Training Videos Tip 1: A Sunday in Hell
- Bike Training Videos Tip 2: Road to Paris
- Bike Training Videos Tip 3: Stars and Watercarriers
- Bike Training Videos Tip 4: Mark Cavendish – Human Missile
Turbo Training Work Outs in a Binder
These turbo training sessions are adapted from an excellent resource we recommend you buy; Workouts in a Binder for Indoor Cycling
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- Compact format rests on handlebars
- 60 sessions building skills, force and endurance
Early Season Cycling Holiday
After producing the Tour de France winner in 2011 and 2012, the Tour de Romandie is now an important warm up race for Le Tour. Watch your heroes and ride the Queen Stage on our Tour de Romandie holiday.
SwissRetreat’s fully supported cycling holidays feature local Swiss cycling sportives, so if you are taking on an epic challenge like the Maratona then include a block of Alpine training in your sportive training plan with a SwissRetreat cycling tour.