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Brief Notes on Training and Scientific Approach by Speed Skater Juerg Feldmann, Early Coach of Giro Winner, Ryder Hesjedal

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The Giro is now over and the last four or five days were fun and interesting to watch. It came down to a small group of stellar riders who had outpaced their support riders for the most part. It was close down to the last few seconds and there were several impressive performances. Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win a grand tour (Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta Ciclista a España). The article linked here discusses an early coach, former Swiss Speed Skater, Juerg Feldmann, and some of his methods and tools (notably the SpiroTiger, for which this might be somewhat of a PR plant?). Regardless, perhaps worth looking into for more information regarding the coach, his methods, and his training tools...

How the Scientific approach paid off for Ryder Hesjedal - Globe and Mail -

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How the Scientific approach paid off for Ryder Hesjedal
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Feldmann's endurance-building methods helped propel the two teenagers to become two of Canada's best cyclists. Kabush, on a mountain bike, won six consecutive national championships, competed in two Olympics, 2000 and 2008, and is now readying for ...

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