How Hard Do XC Mountain Bikers Train?

Published on June 7th 2020


Professional road cyclists or pro cross country mountain bike racers, who trains the hardest? With the help of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Oli Beckingsale, Hank swaps his usual road workouts for an XC MTB specific training plan for a week to find out. He's in for a little surprise, it might just be tougher than he thought... Check out the GCN App: Explore our new T-Shirts inspired by some of the world's most epic climbs. Pre-order yours now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Which do you prefer doing? Let us know in the comments below. Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... 📹 Top Tips For Sore Hands: Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: A Winter's Itch (Instrumental Version) - Ingrid WittES_All for Me STEMS MELODY - Swif7 All in Our Head - Glow Machine Blade Swing Whoosh 5 - SFX Producer Colliding (Instrumental Version) - Alder Die For You (Indie Pop Version) - Andreas Ericson Don't Wanna Talk about It - Deanz Down the Long Road - The Flix Fireball Whoosh 2 - SFX Producer Give Me a Try - Killrude NEAR - SINY Slow Decay (Instrumental Version) - Ingrid Witt Special About You (Instrumental Version) - Craig Reever Too Fast - Ooyy Whatever Man - Xack Xilo - vvano Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’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 it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you 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 fi’zi:k Shoes & Saddles: and Mavic Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below