To most, the sport of road cycling looks like an individual sport. They see one rider working their butt off (literally) to beat everyone else to the finish line. But talk with any true cyclist and they will certainly tell you different.
Professional Road Cycling is a team sport. To be successful you have to have a talented team behind you. Each member of the team has a specific role. Working together they do everything they can to position their ”best rider” to take the win at the end.
Don’t get me wrong, it is not just a free rider on the back of your teammate’s wheel. You must do your part to cross that finish line first. This means no less than 100% dedication, lots of hard work and major sacrifices.
In many ways it is like your fitness journey. To reach your full potential you will certainly need to do your part by making changes to your nutrition and working hard in the gym but surrounding yourself with a solid team of experienced coaches and a supportive community you increase your chances of success.
Matthew Kirkendall, Head Coach