In case you haven’t figured it out, I am a HUGE cycling fan. We’re currently in the final week of the Tour de France; arguably the premier cycling event of the year and Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky is holding on to the Yellow Jersey.
I’ll spare you all the details of the way that Sky came to be and other success the team has had, but I found an interesting article that ties in to the concept of the Winning Edge Theory that we talk about often. They call is the Marginal Gains theory.
Last weekend, Eric Plantenberg and I accomplished one of my big goals for 2012 when we finished the famed Triple Bypass ride in Colorado. For anyone who knows about it, this is one of the toughest one-day rides (that I know of) in America. It’s pitched as 120+ miles and 10,000+ feet of climbing, going over Vail Pass, Loveland Pass and Juniper Pass (and a few others on the way up to each). I can confirm is it marketed properly. I took inspiration for this post from one I read the other day from John Burke over at Trek. He does a big ride in France every year and I got a kick out of his ride report. I did to Clif Bars what he did to oranges, but more on that in a minute.