Can We Learn Anything From Old Training Techniques?

Published on July 15th 2022


Cycling has changed a lot since the days of Eddy Merckx and Fausto Coppi, not least in relation to training techniques. Not eating or drinking on long rides, cycling 600 miles in a week or even taking two months off the saddle in the off season! Hank and Manon take you through some old school training techniques and show how we can learn from them. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 0:39 - Ride A Heavy Bike 1:26 - Do Extra Training 2:06 - Ride Unfueled 3:13 - Take Time Off 3:53 - Keep A Diary 4:47 - Long Slow Miles 5:55 - Train Like Merckx 6:48 - Just Pedal Useful Links: Adventure Documentaries, Exclusive Shows & Live Racing on GCN+: Download the GCN App for free: Visit the GCN Shop: Join the GCN Club: Have you tried any of these techniques? Let us know how they worked for you in the comments down below! ๐Ÿ‘‡ Watch more on GCN... ๐Ÿ“น Carbs Vs Protein Vs Fat ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“น Watch our Editorโ€™s Choice Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ ๐Ÿ“น Or why not check out our Features Playlist ๐Ÿ‘‰ โ€‹โ€‹ ๐ŸŽต Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound ๐ŸŽต Meanwhile Uptown - Dusty Decks HVPER - Squiid High Coast Beat - Smartface Got 5 on It - peerless A New Forest - Justnormal #gcn #cycling #roadbike #training #cyclingtraining Photos: ยฉ Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & ยฉ Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything thatโ€™s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly itโ€™s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans โ€“ everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside Cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: Giro Helmets: Pinarello Bikes: Zipp Wheels: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: SIS: Zwift: Shimano Wheels: Shadow Stand: DMT Shoes: Muc-Off: Watch our sister channels: GCN Tech - GCN Racing - Global Triathlon Network - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -