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Tour of Sufferlandria – A look at Day 4: A Very Dark Place

Stage 4: Tuesday, January 29th – A Very Dark Place: 55:00 So far, the first three days of the Tour of Sufferlandria have challenged you to long, sustained efforts. The second part of Day 3, Fight Club, brought a little bit of scrappy intensity into the race as Cancellara and Evans made their initial moves. By this point, depending on how you’ve gone so far, you’ll be feeling a either a little feeble or a little brave. You should, however, be feeling a little worried as you’re about to go somewhere….dark. Leaving the long efforts behind, but certainly not a

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Quadrathon’s advice on getting through the Tour of Sufferlandria

Stuart over at Quadrathon (http://quadrathon.blogspot.com.au/) is one of the most successful bloggers out there. He’s also a training and racing madman. Recently, he did all the ‘fest videos over four consecutive days – a bit like the Tour of Sufferlandria. We asked him to share some tips on how to get through it and he graciously agreed: The Fest: How fit do you need to be to do the Tour? Stuart: Not so fit that you can thrash each ride but comfortable enough to be able to 90 minutes on the trainer. On double days don’t set the expectation that

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Tour of Sufferlandria: A look at Day 3

Tour of Sufferlandria Day 3: Extra Shot and Fight Club – 80:00 minutes. After two hard days on the Tour of Sufferlandria, you might expect to have a little transition stage to give the legs a chance to recover. Hah! Go find another stage race if that’s what you’re looking for creme-puff. If ever there was a day to fear, Day 3 might just be it. Unlike the first two days, each of which starts off with a nice easy warm-up before the peloton gets serious, the rumour is that today is the day that it’s going to be fast

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Tour of Sufferlandria: A look at Day 1 and 2

Now that the Tour of Sufferlandria has slotted into the international racing calendar, it’s the clear choice for those not racing in the Tour Down Under or the Cyclocross World Championships. But at 9 days long, and full of brutality, spit and fire, is it too hard for early in the season? Or is it exactly what you need as your first goal of 2013 and the stepping stone to greater things later in the year? Let’s take a look at each day of the Tour of Sufferlandria, starting with Day 1 and 2. Saturday, 26th Janaury – Stage 1:

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How to get through the Tour of Sufferlandria

For the past two years, Sufferlandrian triathletes Elle and Webb have organised Sufferfestakuh. This cherished event sees them ride a ‘fest video every day for 10 days. It’s a bit like the Tour of Sufferlandria, so we asked them for some tips on how to prepare for, and get through, The tour. You can read more about their adventures as their blog, Triathletes Journey.   Elle: Elle is fairly new to cycling. Although she has competed in triathlons since 2009, she just did her first road race last year. Even though she proven herself in endurance events (the Boston Marathon,

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UK Band Sons of Gods writes a song about Sufferlandria

Well, the IOC might not recognise our little nation, but the UK band Sons of Gods has. The guitarist, Quinton Davies, is a Sufferlandrian and wrote the song ‘Gotta Suffer’ after doing a few too many ‘fest sessions. Thanks sooooo much guys. The Minions have not stopped Chamois Dancing since they first heard it. Sell Music online at ReverbNation.com

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Tour of Sufferlandria : FAQ

There have been a few questions about the details of the Tour of Sufferlandria, which starts on Jan 26th and finishes on Feb 3rd. Here are some answers. Let me get this right. The Tour of Sufferlandria is doing 12 videos in 9 days. Is that right? Yes. It is. Do I have to buy all the videos in order to complete The ToS? Yes, you should have all the videos in order to properly do the tour. However, if you don’t have them all, you could always repeat a video or two in order to make sure you suffer

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You Know You’re a Sufferlandrian When…

We recently asked the Sufferlandrian community on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/thesufferfest) how you know you’re a Sufferlandrian. Here’s what they came up with: You know you’re a Sufferlandrian when…. Rebecca Neumeier Korb You start yelling “Chamois dance!!!” at the summit if a climb. Kate Weber ^…and you know exactly why that chick on top of the hill did that. Marshall Lindsay When mercy doesn’t care. David Wray You’ve got a $5,000 bike in your bedroom. John Graham Your knackered, blowing out your backside and still eager for more!! Eric J Goldstein …you go faster eveytime the car next to you does… The

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The Minions sponsor The World Cyclocross Championships

Cyclocross is full of Suffering. Just packed with the stuff. So it’s only natural that we’re one of the sponsors for the UCI Cyclocross World Cup and the World Championships in Louisville, KY, USA.

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The Tour of Sufferlandria: 9 Days of Suffering

They say that the Tour of Qatar isn’t hard enough. There are murmurs that the Tour Down Under, even though harder than before, still isn’t terribly difficult. Rumor has it that the Tour de San Luis in Argentina is little more than a tourist trip and even Europe’s early season races have become simple warm-ups for the rest of the season. That’s all changing thanks to a new race sponsored by the Sufferlandrian Tourist Bureau. Slotting in nicely to the UCI calender of early season races, the Tour of Sufferlandria was created to bring back the drama, agony and misery

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