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Racing Tactics for Cyclists Paperback – April 2, 2004
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The author does a fantastic job describing advanced techniques. I own 12+ cycling books and some are practically Chinese, not this book. Very easy to read and understand while conveying a complicated topic. Great Stuff!!!
Overall, I found this book to be a great follow-on to that one,as it goes into more detail about specific tactics and overall racing strategy, and I feel it expanded my knowledge base for the season ahead.
I found the illustrations to be hit-or-miss. Sometimes, the tactic is clear from the illustration; other times, as clear as mud. It's especially frustrating when the text describes a tactic, and the illustration is nothing more than the backs of several riders with one arrow.
Anyway, I still learned a lot, and I recommend this book along with Bike Racing 101 for novice racers or racers who have not had any formal basis in tactics. This is also a good read for anyone who is a casual cyclist but enjoys watching cycle races on TV, especially the Grand Tours on what is now Versus (in the US). Though Phil and Paul do a fine job of talking about what's going on, this book will give you the down-and-dirty about what the peleton and the breakaways are actually doing.
All things considered, a good buy for new racers and interested casual riders.
While the experienced rider may read the skills and think "I've been doing this for years, but I'd never thought of suggesting that to a younger rider".
It doesn't have alot on team tactics but I have a few chapters I have my juniors read while travelling to events.
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Great book, very comprehensive and in depth about racing and peleton riding. Highly recommendedPublished 2 months ago by cameron pinkerton
Prehn's Racing Tactics for Cyclists is a great book for competitive riders, race enthusiasts and anybody who wants to slay (or avoid being slain) the Sunday group ride. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Giles
Having cycled during my teen years and only taken up the sport again at age of 44 (B grade road and crit racing), I thought this book may offer some guidance for the amateur... Read morePublished on January 9, 2014 by Frank
Thomas Prehn does a great job explaining the basics of racing tactics. Read the book and practice with your buddies.Published on August 18, 2013 by damarkn
This book describes in detail the tactics and strategy you'll experience in the road race as a competitor. Also very informative for the spectator at the bicycle race. Read morePublished on December 22, 2012 by John Howell
If you are considering a race, or are just a beginner, this book is great. You also should read it if you just want to understand why cycling teams do what they do in one-day... Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Lonnie