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2024 FTWNB Road/Criterium Racing - Skills and Tactics

Presented by Triple C Coaching

Road is a demanding discipline that requires more than just fitness. Due to advantages gained by drafting, the fittest rider doesn't always win. Likewise a strong team and/or a savvy tactician can outperform their fitness. And maybe this resonates: a few poor tactical decisions and it's quite likely you will fall off the group!

I created this course because I personally struggled to learn to road race! I was too reliant on my fitness and was very slow to catch on to tactics. However, eventually, I was exposed to races that were "way over my head," UCI races and the North Star Grand Prix. Those experiences taught me energy management, how to read the race and strategically move up to avoid being dropped.

I want you to learn to "play the game," so that you can ride at or above your fitness. Getting dropped is no fun. Failing to earn results that match your fitness = also no fun! But staying with the group and bringing life to the race via attacks = tons of fun. 

Not just a skills clinic, this class is a comprehensive introduction to the discipline. 



At the end of this course, you will understand:

  • How to keep yourself and others safe in the pack

  • How to manage your energy via drafting

  • When to anticipate or launch attacks

  • How and when to sprint

  • How a team works together

Who is this for?

  • Riders who identify as FTWNB (Femme, Transgender, Women, Non-binary)

  • Beginner to intermediate, or advanced riders with gaps in their tactical knowledge


NOTE: There is NO Machinery Hills Criterium May 21 and May 28. Use this break to improve your tactics!

Tuesday, May 21 - 5:30-7:00 pm 

Skills and Safety, Cornering, Tactics 1

Friendly Hills Park  (Mohican Lane side), Mendota Heights  (

Wednesday, May 22 - 5:30-7:00 pm 

"Tactics Chalk talk" via Zoom (Recording available after.)

Tuesday, May 28 - 5:30-7:00 pm 

Skills Practice, Using the Wind/Draft, Tactics 2

Meet at 994 Wagon Wheel Trail, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Monday, June 3- Make-up day in case of severe weather cancellation

Clinic Cost: $75 for full clinic 

                    Zoom ONLY registration for $25


Pre-Registration ONLY at 


Full clinic is limited to 10 riders in order to provide each athlete with sufficient attention and support to encourage growth



Coach Corey (she/her) has been coaching since college, where she started with junior high and high school running and Nordic skiing. She started her coaching business, Triple C Coaching in 2019, stepping away from a 12-year career in Project Management. She coaches all ages and genders, beginner to international competitors, in cycling, running, triathlon, and Nordic skiing. Her specialties and interest areas include: FTWNB beginner and amateur cyclists, cyclocross, junior cyclists, athletes recovering from disordered eating, and athletes with anxiety. As a competitor, Corey raced professional cyclocross in Europe from 2017 to 2024.

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