Tired of spinning your wheels and going nowhere? Hit the wide open road this bright and beautiful summer with these 10 tips from the top female pro cyclists, including some superstars who participated in La Course, the inaugural, one-day women's race that took place in Paris on the final day (and most prestigious stage) of the 2014 Tour de France in late July.
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Here's a fun excuse to pick up new footwear: It's important to get used to the feeling of being “clipped in” to your pedals wearing your own shoes and not the loaners some spin studios include with the class fee, says Megan Guarnier, a Boels-Dolmans rider. Locking your feet to a pedal can be nerve-racking, especially on a non-stationary bike, but if you make it part of your regular spin routine, then the transition to the road will be smoother.