Item description for Racing Tactics for Cyclists by Thomas Prehn & Charles Pelkey...
Written for the experienced road cyclist, this illustrated book shows team riders how to ride in a race, explains the importance of position, and discusses individual and team racing tactics. Each type of road race -- one-days, stage races, criteriums -- is covered, along with the technical riding skills and mental strategies needed to succeed. Also included is information on handling prologues, recovering from a crash or flat tire, resting during a race, and evaluating the competition.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 10" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 2, 2004
ISBN 1931382301 ISBN13 9781931382304
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Reviews - What do customers think about Racing Tactics for Cyclists?
Good for beginners Feb 9, 2008
After my 10+ year cycling career, having raced in Italy, this book added very little to my knowledge. It tells some good stuff about crosswinds and echelons, but I think that Boresewick's Road Bicycle Racing is a better book in technics and tatics than this book.
If you are an novice or cat.4 this book may add a lot to your know-how! Since this is not expensive, it's worth giving an try. If you are an old-cycling-man like me, leave it alone.
Easy-to-Read Manual on Racing Tactics Jan 8, 2008
This is an excellent book that is easy to read and outlines with charts where to be in relation to other riders, etc. If you're a cat 4 or cat 5 rider, this is really for you.
Informative Jan 28, 2007
This book has given me, as a beginner bicycle racer, many ideas as to what to do and not to do at the races. The book is very well written and has many good illustrations.
DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!!!!! Jan 23, 2007
Since reading this book is likely to make you a more competitive racer, I can hardly suggest that you read it. Afterall, that would be like giving myself a flat, or forgetting to put my rear wheel on before I lined up against you. I want to win just as much as you, so stay away from this book and all its excellent information. There are few books like this available for racing cyclists, thankfully.
Steepen the learning curve & skip the road rash Apr 25, 2006
I've been racing for 20 years and this book is a very well-written, very concise summary of many basic skills that every cyclist needs to know. Perhaps more importantly for the beginner, former US Pro champ Prehn explains outstanding tactical moves from his racing days as well as more recent races. Not all races are identical, but the examples help the reader begin to think "outside of the box" and begin to recognize and consider the multiple team/personality/individual talent dynamics that exist in any road bicyle race.