Joe Friel Rewrites The Cyclist’s Training Bible

The Cyclist's Training Bible by Joe Friel

Joe Friel Rewrites The Cyclist’s Training Bible

Friel’s All-New Training Guide Overhauled from a Blank Page

The Cyclist's Training Bible by Joe FrielBoulder, CO, USA — April 12, 2018 — Joe Friel, the most trusted coach in endurance sports, has completely rewritten the world’s most recognized training guide for cyclists, The Cyclist’s Training Bible. Starting from a blank page, Coach Friel rewrote his cycling training approach to reflect recent and rapid changes in endurance sports science and practice, including new ways to personalize training, speed recovery, boost strength, improve skills and technique, use power meters for cycling, save time, and cut out the noise of a flood of training data. The all-new fifth edition of The Cyclist’s Training Bible focuses on the best ways to train for all bike racing formats and cycling events including gran fondos and century rides, gravel grinders, stage racing, criterium racing, time trials, mountain biking, and multiday touring. This complete rewrite replaces the prior edition, which released in 2009. The new Cyclist’s Training Bible, 5th Ed. is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. See a preview and find more on what’s new at

The Cyclist’s Training Bible is the best-selling and most comprehensive guide for aspiring and experienced cyclists. The Cyclist’s Training Bible equips cyclists of all abilities with every detail they must consider when planning a season, lining up a week of workouts, or preparing for race day. With this all-new edition, Joe will guide cyclists in developing their own personalized cycling training program and:

  • train with the right intensity and volume,
  • gain maximum fitness from every workout,
  • change their training plan over the course of a season,
  • make up for missed workouts and avoid overtraining,
  • build muscular endurance with a new approach to strength training,
  • improve body composition with smarter nutrition.

Also releasing this month is Joe Friel’s new Cyclist’s Training Diary, 2nd Edition. This new edition of the Diary is a perfect companion to The Cyclist’s Training Bible or any cycling training program, offering an ideal way for riders to plan, record, and better understand their workouts and performance. This paper workout log is simple to use, never requires a login or password, and can be customized to meet the needs of any cycling training schedule.

The Cyclist’s Training Bible, 5th Ed.: The World’s Most Comprehensive Training Guide
Joe Friel
Paperback with two-color interior and tables, charts, and figures throughout.
8 1/2″ x 11″, 328 pp., $26.95, 9781937715823

The Cyclist’s Training Diary, 2nd Ed.: Your Ultimate Tool for Faster, Stronger Racing
Joe Friel
Spiral-bound paperback with tables and charts throughout.
7″ x 9″, 264 pp., $15.95, 9781937715830

Joe Friel is the most trusted endurance sports coach in the world. He founded TrainingBible Coaching and cofounded TrainingPeaks, a web-based software company. He is an elite-certified USA Triathlon and USA Cycling coach and holds a master’s degree in exercise science. He conducts training and racing seminars around the world and provides consulting services for corporations in the fitness industry.  Friel is the best-selling author of The Triathlete’s Training Bible, The Cyclist’s Training Bible, Fast After 50, Going Long, Your Best Triathlon, The Power Meter Handbook, and Your First Triathlon.

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