September 2, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

The Tour of the Great South Coast has always been a favourite race of ours. One of the reasons for this is that as the longest race on the domestic calendar there are opportunities to learn from mistakes and missed opportunities and make amends. How it Started After a relatively successful Tour de Tweed –…

August 29, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Tour of the Great South Coast Day 3 3 days in, 3 riders down, day 3 of the Tour of Great South Coast was looking to be one of recovery in the aftermath of the carnage in which was day 2 of the tour. The day based out of Naracoorte consisted of an NRS-special criterium…

August 23, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

By Jason Thomason With the longest NRS tour of the year, the 6 day, 8 stage Tour of the Great South Coast next week, I thought I would share some of my tips to consistently be able to perform each day during stage races. While some of my techniques may not be scientifically proven, my…

August 15, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Power- How do we compare? By Daniel Siwek When it comes to training most of the boys on VDR use a power meter, power meters allow riders to complete controlled efforts and track progress in training.  Using a functional threshold power (FTP) generated from the power meter is one of the most popular ways of…

August 8, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

The winter National Road Series hibernation period is definitely over with the second tour of the season about to kick off in the warmer northern New South Wales climate. Tour of Tweed has always been a favourable destination for the team offering a brief period of warmth for riders who have struggled through training in…

July 31, 2019 Van D'am Racing 1 comment

Simple Aerodynamic Gains By Tristan Saunders Nowadays with the competitive racing getting increasingly difficult, any extra advantage over another rider is welcomed. One of the most effective ways to go about getting these advantages is through optimising your aerodynamics. Many products and services are now making it easier for the mass market to achieve a…

July 28, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Training preference: Enjoyment or Performance Benefits?  M.Sampson Imagine this. There is this one afternoon where your friend and yourself are sat at your favourite café waiting on your usual long black and chocolate muffin. As you relax, you start to discuss the upcoming week’s training block and compare efforts and intervals on both your training…

July 17, 2019 Van D'am Racing No comments exist

Keeping Our Roads Safe! 5 Things You Should Know By Mark Sampson   As the winter months end and the sun begins to show itself, the number of people taking up cycling will inevitably continue to rise. Due to the increasing amount of people taking up our beautiful sport/hobby, here are some things that every…