Seven times three minutes at 500 watts’: How Josh Tarling got into world-beating shape

Want to know how the best riders in the world train? For each article in this long running MY WEEK IN TRAININGseries from Cycling Weekly’s print edition, we sit down with a pro rider who talks us through a recent week of training in granular detail. This time it’s the turn of junior TT world champion Josh Tarling…

In early August it was announced that 18-year-old Josh Tarling had signed a three-year contract with Ineos-Grenadiers. Little over a month later, the teenager confirmed his prodigious talent by winning the junior TT world title in Wollongong, Australia – beating home favorite Hamish McKenzie by 19 seconds. His move from him to Ineos means Tarling will jump from junior racing straight to WorldTour, skipping the U23 rung of the ladder. Already a national and European champion on the track, he is quite literally going places, fast.

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