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How to Descend Faster

race leader Rafal Majka (POL/Tinkoff-Saxo) solo descending the Col du Tourmalet (HC/2115m/17km/7.3%) st11: Pau - Cauterets (188km) 2015 Tour de France

As pro cycling races often show, being fast in the hills or the mountains isn’t *just* about how fast you can ride uphill. While we’re not suggesting that you go out and treat your local descent like a race course, becoming a better descender won’t just help you to ride faster – it will, ultimately, help you to descend more safely too.

Here’s some advice for working on your descending. 

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