Cycling for Sport Here is the ultimate visual guide to moving up a gear: the challenges of off-road and on-road cycling. It includes training and taking part in sportive rides and mountain bike events, offering expert advice for cyclists who want the challenge of competition. It is full of practical information on the preparation needed to build up to the required fitness and includes professional tips on choosing a bike, equipment and the training programs that ensure success. The great sportives of the world, such as Cape Argus and Gran Fondo Giondi, are outlined in detail – the difficulties of the rides and the tactics that will help you win. More than 230 evocative photographs illustrate the bikes and equipment, the skills, the great races and training techniques. This volume is the essential guide for any cyclist who wants to take their performance to the next level on a sportive or mountain bike.