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VeloPress has released two new cycling books for your training and viewing pleasure. Check out One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes, a manual full of workouts to keep the athlete with a busy home and work schedule on track with their fitness goals; and The Spring Classics: Cycling’s Greatest One-Day Races, a pictorial that will take you deep into cycling history with rare photos and commentary from cycling’s top writers. Read more about these books after the break.

Press Release For One-Hour Workouts: Boulder, CO, USA – For athletes seeking fitness, the most important rule is never miss a workout. But everyone has bad days-work demands, unexpected errands, and changes in family plans make sticking to a training plan seem as difficult as the workouts themselves. One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes means never missing a workout. Athletes can rescue the day and stay on track using these base, tempo, and speed workouts to meet today’s training goal in just one hour, from warm-up to cool down. One-Hour Workouts is now available in bookstores, bike and tri shops, and online. 5 free workouts and the table of contents are available at velopress.com/workouts.

Endurance coaches Mark Newton, Michael Jacques, and triathlon legend Scott Molina offer busy athletes their 50 favorite no-nonsense workouts for swimming, cycling, and running. Each workout is efficient yet challenging so that athletes can get in a quality training session before daybreak, over lunch hour, or whenever they can steal the minutes.

One-Hour Workouts is designed for ease of use. The book is compact and sweatproof so it’s easily stashed in a gym bag or desk drawer, and the workouts are grouped for quick reference. The coaches offer tips to develop good form, and they explain how to modify workouts throughout the season to match an athlete’s current fitness. In addition to the 50 swim, bike, run workouts, One-Hour Workouts includes 10 bonus workouts for strength training, crosstraining, bricks, and technique drills.

With One-Hour Workouts, busy athletes don’t have to sacrifice their training to the full catastrophe of daily life.

One-Hour Workouts: 50 Swim, Bike, and Run Workouts for Busy Athletes
by Scott Molina, Mark Newton, and Michael Jacques
Spiral-bound sweatproof pages with 2-color interior | 6″ x 7″, 136 pp., $24.95, 978-1-934030-58-5

Scott Molina (“The Terminator”) claimed 104 victories as a professional triathlete. Molina now trains, races, and coaches triathletes in New Zealand. Mark Newton is an exercise physiologist with a degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Sydney. He has worked with triathlon stars Chris McCormack and Normann Stadler. He lives in Sydney, Australia. Michael Jacques is a multisport coach and elite-level distance runner with over 15 years of coaching experience. He lives and coaches in New Zealand.

Press Release For The Spring Classics: Boulder, CO, USA – VeloPress is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful new book about cycling’s spring classics. In time for the holidays, The Spring Classics: Cycling’s Greatest One-Day Races is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. With insightful text from L’Équipe’s top writers and hundreds of rare and newly restored photographs, The Spring Classics delves deeply into the rich stories of cycling’s most glorious and meaningful history.

For many who love cycling, the spring classics are the most anticipated races of the year, not only because they herald the start of the season, but also because they are brutally difficult and spectacularly unpredictable. These one-day races test cycling’s toughest riders with the worst conditions imaginable-sucking mud, choking dust, leg-numbing sleet, and Europe’s narrowest, most bone-grinding roads. Clattering through agrarian hamlets on roughly paved routes carved from the hills more than a century ago, the spring classics embody the soul of the sport of cycling.

The Spring Classics enshrines races such as Italy’s season-opening Milan-San Remo, which winds south toward the lumpy Ligurian coast on its way to a furious finish; Ghent-Wevelgem, Belgium’s test for sprinters, always won with a burst of lightning; the tooth-rattling Tour of Flanders, with its interminable stretches of treacherous cobblestones; and, of course, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, a monster created in 1892 whose tempestuous weather and sawtooth profile made it the dark prototype for every tough race that has followed.

In its encyclopedic embrace of Europe’s greatest one-day events, The Spring Classics also celebrates the essential races that round out the cycling year: Paris-Tours, which moved from spring to fall in 1951; the Clásica San Sebastián, which burst onto the Basque cycling calendar in 1981 and is now enshrined as August’s most important contest; and the Tour of Lombardy, “the race of the falling leaves” along the shores of Lake Como that closes the calendar in October with elegance and style.

Taken together, these are the races that truly define a year in cycling. It is from these ultimate challenges that heroes are born, legends are made, history is written, and the eternal struggle to triumph over all odds is fought, won, lost, and celebrated.

The Spring Classics offers wonderful photographs and stories of Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Flèche Wallonne, Paris-Roubaix, the Tour of Flanders, Het Volk, Ghent-Wevelgem, Milan-San Remo, the Amstel Gold Race and of the Grand Prix of Frankfurt, Clásica San Sebastián, the Championship of Zurich, Bordeaux-Paris, Paris-Tours, Paris-Brussels, and the Tour of Lombardy.

The Spring Classics: Cycling’s Greatest One-Day Races
Philippe Bouvet, Phillipe Brunel, Pierre Callewaert, Jean-Luc Gatellier, and Serge Laget
Introduction by Paul Sherwen
Hardcover with jacket. Full-color and b&w photographs throughout.
10″ x 12 1/2″, 224 pp., $39.95, 978-1-934030-60-8

VeloPress is an endurance sports and fitness publisher of books for cyclists, triathletes, and runners. VeloPress is the book-publishing division of Competitor Group, which publishes VeloNews, Triathlete, Inside Triathlon, and Competitor magazines and produces the Rock ‘N’ Roll marathon and half-marathon series, the TriRock triathlon series, and the Muddy Buddy adventure race series.

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