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  • How to Prepare for your First Gravel Event

    By Sofia Marin | In Athlete Interview, General, Race Tips | on February 24, 2020

    If you’ve been paying attention, you know that gravel riding and racing is on the rise. If you’re new to the scene and want to give gravel racing a try, this blog is for you! We spoke with seasoned Achieve gravel racers and coaches to get their top tips to prepare you for your first […]

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  • Join us as we ramp up for one of the most exciting races of the year, San Rafael Sunset Criterium! We give you a 3-part video series sharing tips on how to race the course, how to fuel for an evening event, race-day video coverage and rider interviews. Join AchievePTC Coaches Dana Williams, Sofia Marin, […]

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  • Do you want to learn what goes into racing as a team? If so, this blog is for you! On the heels of Chico Stage Race, we interview former pro cyclist and captain of Team Mike’s Bikes p/b Equator Elite P/1/2 squad Roman Kilun. Roman and AchievePTC Coach Ryan discuss the advantages of working as […]

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  • Preparation is everything Perhaps you’ve tried your hand at road racing and criteriums and now you’re ready to take things to the next level with multi-day events. Whether you’re a seasoned stage racer or interested in dipping a toe into multi-day events, showing up prepared will allow you to get the most out of your […]

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  • On the heels of Coach Dana Williams’ big victory at Berkeley Hills Road Race (35+ 1/2/3), we thought we’d give you all a real-life example of how to establish a breakaway, what to do once you’re in one, and how to win from a break. The following success factors are outlined below: Know the Competition […]

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  • VLOG: Breakaways 101

    By Sofia Marin | In Race Tips, Video | on April 27, 2018

    In this month’s vlog we discuss Breakaways. AchievePTC Head Coach Dana Williams and Coach Sofi Marin discuss the ins and outs of the elusive and cherished breakaway. Multi-time State & National Champion Coach Dana answers common athlete questions like: What are the advantages and disadvantages of getting into a breakaway? What courses and conditions are […]

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  • Top 3 Tips to Sprint Faster

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on March 30, 2018

    Most races come down to a sprint finish. Whether you’re in a small breakaway or a bunch sprint to the line, honing your sprint technique and timing can make all the difference between standing on that top step or coming away mid-pack.  That’s why we suggest you get to work on your sprint and practice […]

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  • What should I eat during a race? When it comes to race day, this question comes up every time, or at least it should. Before you spend thousands of dollars on equipment upgrades, consider what would have more impact on your race-day performance, better nutrition or a lighter wheelset? Taking in the right amount of […]

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  • Race Day Routine

    By Sofia Marin | In Optimal Performance, Race Tips | on February 17, 2017

    Imagine it’s race day. You’ve put in hours of hard training and dedication to get to this point. So how will you make the most of it and perform your best? We suggest creating a Race Day Routine (see our example below!). Having a personalized pre-race routine can be a huge help when it comes […]

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  • Why Everyone Should Try Cyclocross

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Race Tips | on August 12, 2016

    Cross is coming! Whether you’re a new rider, seasoned road or mountain bike racer, or weekend warrior, you should give cyclocross a try. While the sport has been around for decades, the recent rise in popularity in the U.S. has made it super accessible to all riders. The local cross scene offers up a colorful, […]

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