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Warm-Up like the Trek-Segafredo Pros

Prepare for your next event like the riders in the pro-peloton.

Trek-Segafredo riders on bike trainers

Here at CycleOps, we've been the proud sponsor and official bike trainer of the Trek-Segafredo racing team since it's rebirth three years ago. Their racers are some of the best from all over the globe, including the soon-to-be-retired Swiss fan-favorite, Fabian Cancellara.

With the 2016 pro-race season already underway, we checked in with one of our Trek-Segafredo contacts to learn more about how the chaps in stripes warm-up on our turbo trainers before a big race. Generally members of the team complete a basic, 20-minute warm-up focused on hitting specific numbers, similar to the example below.

20-Minute Warm-Up

  • 6 minute progression until the athlete reaches about 80% of their maximum heart rate. The goal here is to raise the heart rate and increase the blood flow and is measured with either heart rate or power output.

  • 6 minute power block intervals: 3 x (1:30 minutes on/30 second rest) at their threshold power, depending on the length of the time trial. The goal? To open oxygen pathways and kinetics. These intervals are measured with power numbers only.

  • 2 minute easy spin.

  • 4 minute power block intervals: 4 x (30 seconds on/30 seconds rest) at maximum aerobic power. These quick bursts are measured in watts and help the cyclist reach complete muscle activation.

  • 2 minute easy spin.

Trek-Segafredo Logo Trek-Segafredo is a professional is a global professional cycling team that competes at the highest level with the utmost passion and respect to the sport.

Weaved around unique, rich personalities that create perfect unity, the team is open, engaging and welcomes all to come experience the grit and glory of professional cycling. You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their website, TrekSegafredo.com.

Trek-Segafredo riders on bike trainers