Cycling

Kristin Armstrong and Partners to Launch Women’s Cycling Lifestyle and Coaching Community

Co-founded by mom, wife, entrepreneur, coach, and 3-time Olympic gold medalist, Kristin Armstrong, KX3 Lifestyle + Coaching (KX3) officially launches on Tuesday, January 19 at 6:10 a.m. PST / 7:10 a.m. MST in conjunction with a new weekly KX3 Women’s Freestyle Group Training Ride on Zwift. The name KX3 is a tribute to Kristin and her three gold medals won in the women’s individual time trial in the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games. The company’s first offering will be a three-part, 18-week coaching system created by Armstrong. Each of the three 6-week coaching programs are available through TrainingPeaks and provided in three different formats. The three formats are unique to riding entirely indoors on Zwift, 100 percent outdoors, or a hybrid of both, giving the athlete the most relevant and effective program possible.

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Left to right: Nicola Cranmer, Kristin Armstrong, Heather Hill-Foster

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KX3 will be membership-based, and in

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Ton Merckx Shows His 2300+ Cycling Jersey Collection

Collector interview:  There is nothing better than some new cycling kit to give you some inspiration and having a collection of your favourite team clothing is sometimes unavoidable. Ton Merckx (yes, that’s his real name) has amassed an incredible collection of over 2300 jerseys. Ed Hood found out all about Ton’s wonderful collection.

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When a man called Merckx emails you from The Netherlands and tells you that he has a collection of 2,300 plus cycling jerseys, we have to pay attention, right?

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PEZ: The basics first, how old are you, where are you from, what do you do, what about family?
Ton Merckx:
I am 55 years old, I’m from Eindhoven in The Netherlands. I used to be a baker, later on postman and the last eight years I’ve been working in a warehouse at the European base of the English company Nisbets who make kitchen equipment. I’m not married,

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Indoor Cycling for Runners | How to Ride Indoors as a Runner

When Tony Chin, 50, had back surgery in 2017, he had already stopped training for races for over a year thanks to an arthritic back and knees. Craving the cheers of a crowd and the thrill of a racing clock, he talked to his doctor about a training plan that would not only help his back heal safely but also prep him for a return to the road that would last for years to come.

His doc’s solution: an indoor bike.

As a big fan of low-impact cross-training, Chin’s doctor had him running just twice per week—once on the track and a long run on the weekends—and pedaling through five workouts on a Peloton while training for the 2019 California International Marathon.

Come race day, Chin crossed the finish line 15 minutes ahead of the five marathons he had completed in recent years. “Indoor cycling helped me replicate the

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These Dads Started Cycling for Survival. Now They Ride for Strength

Survival. That’s how we describe what 2020 was for Black people, Black businesses, and Black communities.

We—Chuck and Chad—started the year as two busy entrepreneurs, already searching for ways to stay afloat with families and mortgages when Covid hit. Chuck is a partner at his own brand strategy consultancy, Rupture Studio, and Chad was the owner of a staffing consultancy called CRTVE.

The first few months of Covid were terrifying. For Chad, clients halted hiring talent and contracts that were freshly signed were now being retracted. And Chuck didn’t know where the next project was coming from. Clients turned off the lights and put their marketing spend on hold as they laid off staff. He and his wife and partner Nandi were racking their brains, trying to find daylight.

Fast forward three months after initial lockdown, the Black community was suffering yet another major blow with the death of George

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