Cycling Fast covers the latest information on new high-tech racing
frames, training with a power meter and heart rate monitor, coordinating
your tactics as part of a team, and much more. Learn how to periodize
your training and use the tips, charts, and checklists to ensure your
success at the finish line.
Cycling Fast is the best resource for any rider with a firm grasp on biking basics and a desire for the thrill of competition. Armed with advice, insights, and instruction from renowned coach and cyclist Robert Panzera, you’ll be ready for every race and every challenge.
From bike preparation to competitive tactics, Cycling Fast provides the essential information you’ll need in order to master each event:
Choosing the right race for your skills, talent, and experience
Preparing your body and preparing your mind
Nutrition for training, racing, and recovery
Bike-handling skills for various conditions, environments, and terrains
Cycling Fast also includes the latest information on new high-tech racing frames, training with a power meter and heart rate monitor, and coordinating your tactics as part of a team.
Whether you’re in a criterium, a time trial, or a stage race or simply looking to ride faster, Cycling Fast is packed with training plans, tips, charts, and checklists that will translate to success at the finish line.
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Chapter 2: Gearing Up
Chapter 3: Choosing Your Race
Chapter 4: Preparing Your Body for Competition
Chapter 5: Mastering the Skills
Chapter 6: Racing Strategies
Chapter 7: Focusing on the Finish
Chapter 8: Nutrition and Hydration
Chapter 9: Year-Round Conditioning
Chapter 10: Pursuing Long-Term Goals
Robert Panzera, MA, is a USA Cycling certified coach and
NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist. In 2009 he received
his master’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in
biomechanics. Panzera is a competitive cyclist in road, track, and
cyclocross events. He is the owner and operator of Cycling Camp San
Diego (CCSD), which specializes in week-long training for serious road
cyclists. The camp is particularly popular with performance cyclists who
want to make the leap to racing. During the camps, participants
typically ride more than 60 miles per day with total elevation gains of
4,000 to 8,000 feet. Panzera and CCSD take pride not only in physically
training cyclists but also in preparing them to race via instruction in
bike handling, nutrition, and cycling psychology.
"Coach Panzera helps riders go faster. Quoting the wisdom of past and
current cycling legends, he enlivens racing and makes it accessible to
the aspiring competitor. Cycling Fast provides the foundation for
a lifelong sport."
Arnie Baker, MD -- Six-Time National Champion, Eight-Time U.S.
National Record Holder
“There is no greater feeling in cycling than having your meticulous
preparation pay off through the accomplishment of a major goal. And if
your goal is better riding or racing, then Cycling Fast is the
tool you need.”
Neil Shirley -- Professional Cyclist
“If you’re serious about improving your speed, power, and endurance,
then you must read Cycling Fast. Robert Panzera has produced a
well-written and informative training book that will help move your
cycling to the next level.”
Shannon Sovndal, MD -- Author of Cycling Anatomy and Fitness
Cycling; Team Physician, Garmin-Transitions Professional Cycling Team