World Deaf Cycling Championships to host Power Training Clinic

The World Deaf Cycling Championships, Ergomo and Hunter Allen will team up for a weekend-long power...

The World Deaf Cycling Championships, Ergomo and Hunter Allen will team up for a weekend-long power training clinic at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont from May 19-21, 2006, which will immediately precede the 2006 World Deaf Cycling Championships taking place in the San Francisco Bay Area.

"This is exciting news, especially in the Bay Area which has a lot of cyclists who are very competitive and are always looking to improve their performance," said Robin Horwitz, director of the 2006 championships. Proceeds from the clinic will go to the week-long international event, to be hosted on U.S. soil for the first time and to feature elite cyclists from 10 nations.

Hunter Allen, co-author of "Training and Racing with a Power Meter" and CEO of The Peaks Coaching Group, will introduce the concept of power training, which has been widely adopted by professional cyclists such as Lance Armstrong. The clinic will discuss training with a power meter, threshold power, training levels and power profiling, and go out for a group ride on Saturday to perform 20-minute time trial tests in order to determine individual training levels and power profiles.

Ergomo, a manufacturer of power meters, will provide 10 units over the weekend. The units will be available following the clinic to participants at a discounted price.

Registrations are open at www.usdeafsports.org/2006Cycling/PowerTraining. For further information, please contact Horwitz at robinhorwitz@gmail.com or Allen at hunter@peakscoachinggroup.com.

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