Ned Boulting- Body Matters
Cycling Plus|October 2017

TO WIN RACES THE PROS NEED TO BE IN PEAK PHYSICAL CONDITION, SAYS NED

Ned Boulting

The thing about cycling, and specifically trying to win cycle races, is that your body has to work properly. It’s no good trying to race the Tour de France, for example, if your body is a bit rubbish. That won’t end well. If you wheeze, limp, cough, hobble and generally hurt, then it’s unlikely you’ll be attacking Chris Froome and sprinting to victory atop Alpe d’Huez anytime soon. It is, to paraphrase a certain Lance Armstrong (who understood so acutely the dangers of having a rubbish body that he chemically pimped his), Only A Bit About The Bike.

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