Wiggins' winning warm-up

May 12, 2014
Category: Training  Stage 2 

There is nowhere to hide when riding a time trial. It is a supreme all-out effort thus the rider must start “hot.” One cannot overstate the importance of the pre-time trial warm-up to get the legs and lungs open. Prior to today’s crucial 12.5-mile Stage 2 time trial in Folsom, I visited the Team Sky base camp. Posted on the team bus where the riders warmed up on trainers, I spotted this set of instructions used by Sir Bradley Wiggins ahead of his stage winning ride.

5 minutes light

8 minutes progressive to zone 5

2 minutes easy

2 minutes to include 3 x 6 accelerations to activate

2 minutes easy

Finish 20 minutes prior to your start time