Ride your very own Tour de France with our 5-week training plan starting July 2nd, 2018.
This Tour de France training plan is designed to be it would be like riding the 2018 Tour through intervals of varying intensities and durations. You’ll start off with a Field Test to set your training zones, then an Opener ride going into Stage 1. This year’s Tour starts with fast, flat stage that will bring out the sprinters so be ready to spin it to win it! On Stage 9 you’ll have a chance to mimic the cobbles & the climbs of the Alps and Pyrenees. After a rest week following the 3 weeks of race simulations, you can repeat your Field Test to measure your improvement!
Use this training plan as a stepping block into the rest of your summer. Get some rest afterward and you will be fast!
This training plan is suppose to help mimic the demands the riders go through and along with that comes pain and fatigue. You are about to do a huge block of training, so make sure you are fresh heading into this training plan.
Calendar codes of stages
HM: High mountain stage
M: Medium mountain stage
H: Hilly stage
F: Flat stage
ITT: Individual time trial
TTT: Team Time Trial
The calendar shows the finishing city of each stage next to the date. On your training rides, try to mimic the stage as much as possible. Obviously, if you live in Florida or Texas, finding alpine climbs is impossible. You can still obtain the physiological benefit of zone 4 training by power output, heart rate or good old-fashioned feel and rate of perceived exertion. Watch the Tour live in the morning for inspiration, then head out after for some riding of your own! Good luck and Go Fast!