Tips on preparation

  • Summer landscape with green grass, road and cloudsTrain on 100-km tours on flat paved routes.
  • Ride in a team, especially with headwinds.
  • Use the optimum gear, a rhythm of 90–100 revolutions per minute is ideal.
  • Have your saddle and handlebars optimally adjusted, preferably at a specialist cycle shop.
  • You might find using magnesium to prevent muscle cramps helpful.