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A Detailed Analysis of Cannondale-Drapac Rider Ryan Mullen’s 2017 Classics Campaign

Jun 12, 2017

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It is rare to get a glimpse into just what goes on behind the scene’s throughout a pro cyclist’s racing season, but by doing so we can get a clearer picture into just how much detailed work must be done in order to prepare and recover from each race fully. However, we were given the opportunity to do just that with Cannondale-Drapac Pro Team rider Ryan Mullen.

 

This overview will cover the starting point in his winter preparation right up to the end of his race at the 2017 Paris-Roubaix. We’ll be taking a look at the training, intensity and demands on riders as they build toward a peak fitness for the huge demands of the Northern Belgium Classics.

 

Ryan is in his second full year in the WorldTour ranks after competing on the continental circuit with teams such as the An Post – Chain Reaction and Team IG – Sigma Sport. With medals in the World Under 23 Time Trial Championships and a superb fifth place in the Elite Time Trial championships in 2016, it is easy to see where Ryan’s main strengths lie currently.

 

With age on his side, the 22 year old has the fantastic opportunity to develop into more than just a TT specialist, with his power and physique we can see the potential for him to be molded into a classic campaign rider, much like that of Luke Durbridge whose TT background has seen him breakthrough in 2017 as one of the best one day riders this year.

Read the full article on the TrainingPeaks Website HERE



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