Do you love riding in the blazing heat? Me neither. If races were only held in cool temperatures, avoiding the heat when training would be a simple enough proposition: only ride in the morning. But cycling doesn’t work that way. Inevitably it’s going to be hot, and you’re going to race.
Unless your name is Peter Sagan or Eddy Mercx, you will lose 99.9% of the bike races that you start. Failure in sport is inevitable, but it is also an important part of developing as an athlete and ultimately achieving your goals. Read on to find out how failure fits in to your development as an athlete.