This Week: Vingegaard wins TDF. The best road to learning is slow.
Image: Pro cyclocross racer Anna Megale riding in the Boise Foothills.
Here is your weekly Tri Town Times newsletter:
Weekend race report:
- 25 year old Danish rider, Jonas Vingegaard, won an exciting Tour de France.
- The Tour de France Femmes started yesterday and will mostly follow a reverse route of the Tour de France for 8 stages.
- The Canadian Open was the first in a series of PTO races this year. Alongside the Ironman and 70.3 World Championships, the PTO events are the most competitive races on the calendar, partially due to the $1 million prize purse on the line. Ashleigh Gentle of Australia won the women's race on Saturday, and Gustav Iden outlasted compatriot Kristian Blummenfelt on Sunday for the men's title. Congrats to Jocelyn McCauley (11th) and Danielle Lewis (24th) from Boise for their strong performances.
Events I'm looking forward to:
- The popular Burley Spudman Triathlon is this Saturday.
- The Wild Rockies Off Road Triathlon is August 13th in McCall, Idaho.
- The Challenged Athlete Foundation will host a viewing of Landis-Just Watch Me, at the Egyptian Theatre this Tuesday, July 26th 7pm. This is the true story of a 16-year-old competitive baseball player, born missing both his hands and feet, as he competes to earn a roster spot on his varsity high school team. You can purchase ticket(s) here.
Quote that struck a chord:
"It is difficult to accept that the best learning road is slow, and that doing poorly now is essential for better performance later. It is so deeply counterintuitive that it fools the learners themselves, learning deeply means learning slowly." - David Epstein in Range- and excellent book for all athletes. You can read my book summary notes here.
If you have a moment to spare:
You can add press motos and team cars to the list of many risks on high speed descents in a grand tour.
Train smart, and have a great week!
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