Competition Team Session II
March 11, 2019 – June 2, 2019
(Break for Spring Break trip March 31 – April 7)
For those who attended the off-season training program and are ready to commit to a performance/competition schedule. This is a continuation of the off-season regimen consisting of sport-specific strength training and indoor cycling programming using smart-trainer technology. As the weather accommodates, the cycling component of this program will transition outside. Classes are structured to accommodate a competition-focused periodization plan maximizing an integrated biopsychosocial method, ensuring every participant gets a developmentally appropriate level of challenge according to their individual goals, competence, availability, and rate of progression. Focus is on performance readiness while refining fundamentals and sport-specific skill enhancement so that a safe, enjoyable experience is possible while challenging each participant’s threshold. The Minnesota Mountain Bike Series races, events like the Fat Fish 40, the Lutsen 99er, MCF road races, criterium races, WORS Series, and other regional and national races are the primary focus for the LCW Competition Team. The calendar will be developed based on the races of interest the team decides to commit to.
Spring session is the second phase of a four-phase sequence designed to guide participants through an entire training year. Though participation for the full year is not required, the option to attend the entire four-phase program provides optimal developmental support and instruction and is proven most beneficial for those seeking comprehensive, progressive, and consistent coach mentorship and instruction.
The Loppet Cycle Works Competition Team ensures each rider is safe, learning, and having fun exploring all that training for competitive cycling has to offer. Riders looking to qualify for the Loppet Competition Team will be required to participate in the LCW strength program prior to applying for membership.
For our current and future schedule of practice sessions, click here.
Equipment: Bike, dedicated gym shoes, heart rate monitor/Garmin
Minimum Participants: 10
Maximum Participants: 20
Coaches: Bruce Martens, Guido Palma
** An invitation to our TeamApp scheduling and communication tool will be sent via email upon registration.