On Thursday, May 3, professional cyclist, two time World medalist, and Olympic medal hopeful Zach Bell will be hosting a session on how to climb and descend like a professional rider. Geared towards cyclists planning a trip to the big mountains in Europe, an upcoming Centurion event, or riders looking for tips to become the strongest in their riding groups, this clinic will help cyclists of all abilities gain more confidence on their bikes.
Zach Bell races for the professional road team Spidertech, recently won Silver at the Track Cycling World Championships, is a favourite for a medal at the London Olympics, and has raced in the pro peloton all over the world. His full bio can be read here: http://cyclesportmanagement.com/team/zach-bell/
Starting at 6 pm in Waterdown, Ontario, 2 hours will be spent on the bike with instruction and feedback, learning the tricks of the trade and gaining insight to becoming a better cyclist. Learn how to change gears efficiently, correct body position, how to get the most benefit from standing, how to descend at speed, technique in taking corners at speed, and much more.
From 8-9 we will be off the bike enjoying tasty snacks and have the opportunity to ask Zach questions about what it's like to be a professional bike racer riding alongside the biggest names in the sport - Cavendish, Leipheimer, Schleck, Voigt. What does it take to be ranked as the best track cyclist in the world like he was in 2011? Looking for answers on how to stay with faster riders, when to attack a group, how to train to increase power thresholds, how to recover from a fall or a hard training day; Zach can answer those questions too!
The cost is $100+HST and will help support one of our favourite Olympic athletes. The group size will be limited and people can register by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.