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  • 2020 is up and rolling! With the start of any new year, you don’t want to lose out on the opportunity to test your current fitness.  Any good athlete knows that measuring physiological benchmarks of your fitness throughout the season is critical to continued success.  Everybody wants to gain an edge over their competition, but […]

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  • VLOG: Bike Fit Essentials

    By Sofia Marin | In Video | on January 6, 2020

    Happy New Year! Going into the new year is the ideal time to have your current bike fit reviewed and optimized. Bodies change throughout the year, so it’s important to consistently review your position on the bike. Ensure your setup is targeted to you and your body, and not just a copy of what everyone […]

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  • Our Recipe for a Killer Training Plan

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on November 26, 2019

    Have you ever wondered what an annual training plan looks like? Why does the big picture even matter? As an athlete, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day training rides and focus on the next big event (“Why was my power so low today?!” you might say). As a coach, however, one of […]

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  • VLOG: Functional Movement Exercises for Cyclists

    By Sofia Marin | In Video | on October 31, 2019

    Start the year off right Off season is the perfect time of year to reset your mind and body and spend some time addressing the natural imbalances that have developed over the course of the season.  We begin our early season training with an intentional focus on functional movement, mobility and neuromuscular control exercises. Functional […]

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  • Celebrating the 2019 Season

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on September 29, 2019

    It’s hard to believe the 2019 season is coming to a close for many of our athletes. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on the past year and recognize all of the incredible accomplishments our athletes have achieved. We also had the exciting addition of Jackson Duncan to our coaching staff this year! […]

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  • At just 16 years old, Haley Randel is making her mark in the mountain biking world. In 2019 alone, she’s racked up an impressive number of victories and podiums, including selection to the 2019 MTB World Championships Team for the United States, a gold medal at USA National MTB Championships in the Team Relay, and […]

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  • Join us as we ramp up for one of the most exciting races of the year, San Rafael Sunset Criterium! We give you a 3-part video series sharing tips on how to race the course, how to fuel for an evening event, race-day video coverage and rider interviews. Join AchievePTC Coaches Dana Williams, Sofia Marin, […]

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  • The Importance of Heat Acclimation

    By Sofia Marin | In General, Optimal Performance | on June 25, 2019

    Summer is here!  If you live in the Bay Area, you may be asking yourself if overcast, foggy weather really counts as summer. But like many Bay Area cyclists, we often head out to hot environments to race and ride our bikes and the heat often comes as a big shock to the system. This […]

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  • Take a look and hear from the riders of Dolce Vita Cycling Team at the 2019 Berkeley Hills Road Race. Team members discuss their pre-race strategy, rider roles, execution, and how the race played out to get two Dolce riders on the podium in the Cat 3 men’s race, and a victory in the Cat […]

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  • Tour of Flanders

    By Sofia Marin | In General | on May 1, 2019

    Written by Coach Sofia Marin There are few bike races as iconic as the Tour of Flanders. Known for its narrow cobbled roads, pitchy steep climbs and infamous Belgian weather, De Ronde van Vlaanderen is a Spring Classic nearly every cycling enthusiast has heard of. There’s a reason De Ronde (as it’s affectionately called among […]

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