Vitesse Road Clinic — Sunday 2/23/14

Vitesse Sport Per­for­mance will be hold­ing a prac­tice clinic on the road this week­end for any rider inter­ested in learn­ing cycling tech­nique and run­ning through train­ing exer­cises at both low and high speeds.  The goal is to bring vary­ing abil­ity lev­els together for prac­tice before the rac­ing sea­son begins.  The clinic will review impor­tant tech­nique, safety, and group rid­ing pro­to­cols, and then sim­u­late exam­ples in mock races.

This is an excel­lent way for new or less expe­ri­enced rid­ers to see what rid­ing in a group feels like, pick up tips and infor­ma­tion, and prac­tice skills with oth­ers.  The more expe­ri­enced rid­ers will have an oppor­tu­nity for harder train­ing as the groups split into prac­tice drills in the sec­ond half, plus brush up on tac­tics and sprint­ing.  The clinic is strongly rec­om­mended for rid­ers who have never raced and plan to start this season.

Time and Location:

 Sun­day 2/23 at 12:00pm

99 Great Val­ley Pkwy

Malvern, PA 19355

(Park­ing lot in North­west cor­ner of oval)

Coaches:

Michael Chauner & Bran­don Haines

Infor­ma­tion:

  • Held on a 1 mile oval cir­cuit on pub­lic road­way (Great Val­ley Cor­po­rate Cen­ter), with 4 grad­ual turns and two small uphill  stretches.
  • Coaches will be start­ing a low speed warm up dou­ble pace line between 11am and 11:30am.  Warm up will con­tinue until noon.
  • At 12pm the group will con­gre­gate in the park­ing lot before starting.
  • All skill lev­els are wel­come, and the groups will sep­a­rate dur­ing the prac­tice as out­lined in the itin­er­ary below.

Pro­gram itin­er­ary, 12:00pm – 2:00pm:

  • Basic 2x2 rid­ing (full group)
  • Low speed pace line (full group)
  • Sprint tech­nique (small groups)
  • High speed pace line with sprint (20 laps, start­ing as a group)
  • Sprint prac­tice (4x3 laps with sprint/regroup)

Sign up:

Equipe Vitesse clothing available for order February 2014

Offi­cial 2014 Equipe Vitesse kits com­ing soon, made by JL rac­ing! Come to Vitesse Sport Per­for­mance LLC this week­end to try on sam­ples to get your sizes.

Online store will open and close quickly to get the items by early spring.

Come up this week­end to try on the sam­ples and then join in for a group ride while you’re here! 

Indoor Weekend: 2/8/14 — 2/9/14

Nor’Easter on the hori­zon for the week­end of 2/8 — 9, and Vitesse will be open for Com­pu­trainer ses­sions both days.

Don’t miss a day of train­ing.  Sign up for a ses­sion here:

Sat­ur­day Com­pu­trainer Ses­sions — Feb. 8th (all 1.5hrs in length):

  • 7:00am - Open Club Ride (Nor­mal Mul­ti­ri­der software)
  • 9:00am - Com­pre­hen­sive tac­ti­cal ses­sion — Coaches: Mike Chauner & Brandon
    Group Cycling Workouts with Coaches

    Group Cycling Work­outs with Coaches

    Haines: Con­trolled inten­sity with race sim­u­la­tion and guid­ance from coaches.

  • 11:00am - Com­pre­hen­sive tac­ti­cal ses­sion — Coaches: Mike Chauner & Bran­don Haines: Con­trolled inten­sity with race sim­u­la­tion and guid­ance from coaches.
  • 1:00pm - Open Ses­sion — 30 miles

SIGN UP HERE

Sun­day Com­pu­trainer Ses­sions — Feb. 9th (all 1.5hrs in length):

  • 7:00am - Open Club Ride (Nor­mal Mul­ti­ri­der software)
  • 9:00am - Com­pre­hen­sive tac­ti­cal ses­sion — Coaches: Mike Chauner & Bran­don Haines: Con­trolled inten­sity with race sim­u­la­tion and guid­ance from coaches.
  • 11:00am - Com­pre­hen­sive tac­ti­cal ses­sion — Coaches: Mike Chauner & Bran­don Haines: Con­trolled inten­sity with race sim­u­la­tion and guid­ance from coaches.
  • 1:00pm - Open Ses­sion — 30 miles

SIGN UP HERE

 

Vitesse Winter 2014 Training Programs

8 week pro­gram to get in shape for spring!  

Join Vitesse this Jan­u­ary and start get­ting ready for 2014 on a reg­u­lar train­ing sched­ule.  Day­light sav­ings time begins Sun­day March 9th, 2014.  Harder group rides and races begin once time changes, so get started now by view­ing the options below:

Vitesse 8 Week Win­ter Pro­gram:  8 Weeks begin­ning on any Jan­u­ary 2014 date!

  • Ini­tial 20 minute Fit­ness Test/Enrollment $100 value

  • 2x weekly Comp­turainer inter­val classes (Tues/Thurs or Mon/Wed) $400 value
  • 1x weekly Com­pu­trainer group ride (Sat­ur­days and Sun­days) $200 value
  • 1x weekly out­door group ride with Equipe Vitesse (Sun­days) PRICELESS
  • Access to Feb­ru­ary out­door clin­ics (3 ses­sions, Sat­ur­days in Feb­ru­ary) $225 value
  • Cus­tomized train­ing pro­gram with Vitesse coach $500 value

$1,425 Value — Avail­able now for $1,200 ($800 with­out coach­ing program)

October 1st — November 30th Vitesse Workout Schedule

  • Tuesday/Thursday, 6:30am:  Inter­val work­outs for expe­ri­enced or seri­ous rid­ers.  (Fall fit­ness and gen­eral foun­da­tion in Octo­ber, high structure).
  • Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00pm:  Inter­val work­outs for expe­ri­enced or seri­ous rid­ers.  (Fall fit­ness and gen­eral foun­da­tion in Octo­ber, high structure).
  • Monday/Wednesday, 6:00pm:  Fit­ness work­outs for seri­ous or recre­ational cyclists, triath­letes, and new ath­letes.  (Work­outs vary and Wednes­day is Ladies’ Night!)
  • Wednes­day, 6:30am begin­ning Octo­ber 15th:  Vary­ing work­outs led from-the-bike.  More details TBA.
  • Week­end ses­sions:  Sched­uled dur­ing bad weather only until Decem­ber 1st when reg­u­lar Sat­ur­day ses­sions will begin.

ChesCo Grand Prix dominated by Vitesse athletes

Vitesse Owner Michael Chauner led his athletes by example in the ChesCo Grand Prix

South­east­ern Pennsylvania’s hottest new cri­terium series swept through Chester County towns from July 4th through 13th, and most of the rac­ing was dic­tated by the pow­er­ful ath­letes who train at Vitesse Sport Per­for­mance.  Over the course of the week, Vitesse ath­letes took six wins and thir­teen podium places, putting the hard-working team at the fore­front of the regional circuit’s radar.

Vitesse Athlete Stephanie Nearpass Gonzalez sprints to victory in the Pro Women's ChesCo Road Race

The ChesCo Grand Prix included a demand­ing road race on July 4th that wove through the region’s beau­ti­ful farm­land and chal­lenged rid­ers along a 13 mile rolling course.  In the pro women’s divi­sion, Vitesse rider Stephanie Gon­za­lez notched her tough­est win yet against inter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion, which bol­stered her already stel­lar resume as she takes on her first Pro­fes­sional road event at Cas­cade Clas­sic in Bend, Ore­gon this July.

In the Cat­e­gory 4 women’s race on July 4th, hard work­ers Lau­rie Grim­mels­man and Susan Friedrich bat­tled the relent­less heat to fin­ish 4th and 7th respec­tively in a com­pet­i­tive local field.

The Cat 3 and Master’s rac­ing at the ChesCo Grand Prix saw action from Gor­don Stone, Mike Bar­bone, and Chuck Arens­berg, who each played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the races from day to day.  Gor­don Stone rode a crafty road race on July 4th in the Master’s divi­sion to take a podium spot, and showed his con­sis­tent form by fin­ish­ing third three days later at the Coatesville Classic.

Mike Bar­bone pow­ered to a 5th place in arguably the tough­est cir­cuit of the series in Parkes­burg, and then improved as the week went on to fin­ish 4th in Phoenixville and 10th in the Ken­nett Square Finals.

Chuck Arens­berg kept the fans on their toes in more than one tight fin­ish through­out the week.  Before the series began, Chuck par­tic­i­pated in the Iron Hill

Chuck Arensberg of Equipe Vitesse finished well in the 2013 ChesCo Grand Prix

Twi­light Cri­terium in West Chester where he fin­ished 9th on one of the hard­est cri­terium courses in the north­east, avoid­ing crashes and grit­ting his way to a top ten.  After rid­ing in sup­port of his team through­out the series, Chuck made the break a week later in the Kennnett Square Finals, where he nar­rowly missed the vic­tory to snag third in a thrilling finish.

The story of the week was the team­work by Equipe Vitesse in the Cat­e­gory 4 men’s divi­sion.  Between the anchors of Kenn Bar­fell, Jeff Wolf, and Greg Zielin­ski, the Vitesse rid­ers self­lessly escorted their newest team­mate, Nick Sears to vic­tory in all four races they started together, as well as col­lect­ing ten top-five fin­ishes as a unit dur­ing the series.  The “New Sen­sa­tion” Nick Sears is begin­ning a train­ing cam­paign at Vitesse this sum­mer and will soon race in the Cat­e­gory 3’s after his break­out week.

ChesCo Road Race, July 4th: 
Stephanie Gon­za­lez — 1st, Pro 1/2/3 women
Lau­rie Grim­mels­man — 4th, Cat 4 women
Susan Friedrich — 7th, Cat 4 women
Michael Chauner (Vitesse Owner) — 6th, Pro men
Coatesville Clas­sic, July 7th: 
Michael Chauner (Vitesse Owner) — 2nd, Pro men
Gor­don Stone — 3rd, Cat 3 men
Malvern Cri­terium, July 8th: 
Nick Sears — 1st, Cat 4 men
Kenn Bar­fell — 2nd, Cat 4 men
Jeff Wolf — 5th, Cat 4 men
Deb­o­rah Leedale Brown — 2nd, Pro women
Parkes­burg Cri­terium, July 9th: 
Mike Bar­bone — 5th, Cat 3 men
Eagle Cri­terium, July 10th:
Nick Sears — 1st, Cat 4 men
Jeff Wolf — 3rd, Cat 4 men
Phoenixville Cri­terium, July 11th:
Stephanie Gon­za­lez — 1st, Pro 1/2/3 women
Mike Bar­bone — 4th, Cat 3 men
Chuck Arens­berg — 5th, Cat 3 men
Oxford Cri­terium, July 12th:
Nick Sears — 1st, Cat 4 men
Jeff Wolf — 2nd, Cat 4 men
Greg Zielin­ski — 5th, Cat 4 men
Michael Chauner (Vitesse Owner) — 5th, Pro men
Ken­nett Square Finals, July 13th:
Nick Sears — 1st, Cat 4 men
Chuck Arens­berg — 3rd, Cat 3 men
Jeff Wolf — 4th, Cat 4 men
Greg Zielin­ski — 6th, Cat 4 men
Michael Chauner (Vitesse Owner) — 5th, Pro men

To hear more about Equipe Vitesse or to become a mem­ber, please email us at info@vitessesportperformance.com.

 

June 2013 Update: Monday Night Rides begin

Join Equipe Vitesse for the Monday evening spin every week at 6:00pm

Join Equipe Vitesse for the Mon­day evening spin every week at 6:00pm

Join Vitesse Sport Per­for­mance coaches and Equipe Vitesse mem­bers on Mon­day evening out­door rides leav­ing from the loca­tion at 152 E Gay St in down town West Chester at 6:00pm through­out the summer.

Infor­ma­tion:

  • No sign up required, and any­one is wel­come to join.  Please review the ride infor­ma­tion before com­ing out:
    • Leav­ing at 6:00pm every Monday
    • Ride will be approx­i­mately 15-18mph with the group, 18–20 miles.
    • 2×2 at all times and adher­ence to the road rules.
    • Make sure to have your own equip­ment (spare, food, etc.)
    • You can meet, get changed, and leave your bags at Vitesse.  Doors open at 5:30pm.

Social hour in town to follow.

Vitesse Owner, Michael Chauner, shows early season form in Florida

Owner and coach­ing direc­tor of Vitesse Sport Per­for­mance, Michael Chauner, made a strong debut with his new 2013 pro­fes­sional team, Gar­neau — Que­becor, in the Cigar City Brew­ing Twi­light Cri­terium in Tampa, FL on March 16th.  Ranked as a National Cri­terium Cal­en­dar event, the “Tampa Crit” fea­tured the top Amer­i­can pro squads in an 85-man field that raced 80 laps on a 1km circuit.

Mid­way through the blis­ter­ingly fast race, Chauner made an attack and rode solo for one kilo­me­ter, before being joined by his pow­er­ful and expe­ri­enced Cana­dian team­mate, Bruno Lan­glois.  The two worked together and devel­oped a small lead, and were then caught by a small chase group that included Frank Trav­esio of Team Smartstop-Mountain Khakis, and Hilton Clarke of Unit­ed­Health­care Pro Cycling.

The unit worked together cohe­sively and built up a sig­nif­i­cant enough lead to lap the field with 13 laps remain­ing.  Upon catch­ing the pelo­ton, Lan­glois and Chauner worked quickly and together reached the front, hang­ing on to the back of a sear­ing United Health­care lead out train.  Avoid­ing crashes and chaos in a dan­ger­ous final, Lan­glois and Chauner took sec­ond and third respec­tively by craftily out­ma­neu­ver­ing all of their break­away com­pan­ions but Hilton Clarke.

Chauner now sits in the top 15 on the Amer­i­can National Cri­terium cir­cuit, and showed his power and poise for the 2013 sea­son with Gar­neau — Quebecor.

Michael Chauner and teammate, Bruno Langlois, of Garneau Quebecor, take the second two podium spots in the Cigar City Brewing Criterium.
Michael Chauner and team­mate, Bruno Lan­glois, of Gar­neau Que­becor, take the sec­ond two podium spots in the Cigar City Brew­ing Criterium.

 

 

Saturday Computrainer Sessions at Vitesse — 3/16/13

Sat­ur­day Train­ing at Vitesse, 3/16/13:

Sat­ur­day fore­cast calls for cold and rainy con­di­tions in West Chester, so Vitesse will hold indoor Com­pu­trainer group rides at 7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:00am.  All will be 35 mile cus­tom courses with drafting.

Here are the details:

7:00am – 35 miles.  Coach: Kenn Barfell

9:00am – 35 miles.  Coach: Bran­don Haines

11:00am – 35 miles.  Coach: Bran­don Haines

If you would like a space, please book your­self online rather than send­ing an email.  Use the fol­low­ing link and login to your account to book a ses­sion: Vitesse Online.

Sunday Computrainer Sessions are on at Vitesse

More struc­tured train­ing avail­able Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 10th at Vitesse.  Group Com­pu­trainer ses­sions are still sched­uled to run at 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, and 1:00pm.  The 10:30am Vitesse ride out­doors will not run.

We will be using the new 3D Rac­er­Mate 1 Soft­ware for most groups!  Some spaces are still avail­able so sign up here: Vitesse Online