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FYI Cipo's training....(7 posts)

FYI Cipo's training....Bruno S
Oct 16, 2002 9:28 PM
From Cyclingnews:

"This is the real secret behind Cipollini. Three days of training, one day of rest. Always the same scenario: first one hour behind the car, then two hours in the Tuscan hills then another hour behind the car, and to close things off another hour behind the motorbike. Every time I did ten sprints during which I would come up from behind the motorbike."
Oct 18, 2002 6:36 AM
All I need to do, is move to Tuscany, get a car and motorbike for motorpacing, and there we go!

Pretty un-scientific, and old school! Friel would have things to say about that.

But, why not? After 15 years, he knows what he needs to win, and what strengths there are.
Uncomplicated but....Wayne
Oct 18, 2002 6:46 AM
I would actually say fairly scientific. In that it's specific for the one thing he needs to be able to do and that's have a strong sprint at the end of a 4 or 5 hour race. If the science surrounding training has demonstrated any facts, one is that adaptations are largely specific to the activity.
Uncomplicated but....Jon Billheimer
Oct 18, 2002 7:23 AM
I'd add, too, that not only is his training unbelievably event specific, but mentally very tough to do day after day after day!
Does he really do it day after day though?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 18, 2002 6:33 PM
This can't be all he does. He must supplement this with other training such as weights, long rides, etc.

Uhh, five hours is a long ride in my book! Probably peak daysnmSpunout
Oct 20, 2002 7:15 AM
5 hours with 3 behind a motor vehicle is long! (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 26, 2002 12:38 PM