Time trial position: Should you train it, and how?

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has flipped normality onto its head, one resulting side effect is a huge amount of uncertainty. This is the same at all levels from the top of the sport right down to grass-roots, and it means that planning and training for sporting events has become particularly difficult. It's entirely possible that you could set a goal event for the summer of 2021, train all winter and taper perfectly, only to find that the event is cancelled due to a last-minute localised lockdown. 

As the world continually enters and exits different levels of lockdown, isolation and quarantine, the one constant in many cyclists' lives is the pandemic-free world of indoor cycling. However, even for the most enthused Zwift racer, there's no substitution for real-world racing. 

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Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Colin has written tech content for cycling publication for a decade. With hundreds of buyer's guides, reviews and how-tos published in Bike Radar, Cyclingnews, Bike Perfect and Cycling Weekly, as well as in numerous publications dedicated to his other passion, skiing. 

Colin was a key contributor to Cyclingnews between 2019 and 2021, during which time he helped build the site's tech coverage from the ground up. Nowadays he works full-time as the news and content editor of Flow MTB magazine.