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Col Collective team up with The Sufferfest for 90-minute training video

Let Mike Cotty guide you through some of the most famous climbs in the Dolomites

Mike Cotty and The Col Collective, whose stunning videos of the endurance cyclist taking on some of the most famous climbs in cycling while giving insights into how to ride them have proved a hit with readers, have teamed up with The Sufferfest for a 90-minute indoor training video, described as being ideal for base training.

Called To Get To The Other Side, it is described by The Sufferfest as “our first ‘not that hard’ (we can’t bring ourselves to say ‘easy’) video.”

The workout “takes you on a sweeping and dramatic tour through the Dolomite mountains of Northern Italy” – and also pops over the border into Austria for good measure.

It includes climbs made famous by the Giro d’Italia including the Passo Giau, Monte Grappa and the Tre Cime di Lavoredo, and even includes some local knowledge from Cotty and his team at the Col Collective.

The workout itself has been drawn up by Neal Henderson of Apex Coaching and combines a variety of cadences and efforts.

According to The Sufferfest, “Aside from a couple of brief leg-openers, you’ll spend the entire workout just below threshold, making it a perfect session for base building or tempo rides between your regular Sufferfest sessions.”

The full details of the workout are below but first here’s a short taster video - the complete, 90-minute version costs $13.99 on The Sufferfest website.

The Sufferfest feat. The Col Collective - To Get To The Other Side - Sample Footage from The Sufferfest on Vimeo.


4:30 – Warm-up

5:00 – Climb 1: Tre Cime de Lavaredo

2:00 – Recovery

8:30 – Climb 2: Passo Giau

2:00 – Recovery

7:00 – Climb 3: Grossglockner

3:00 – Recovery

9:30 – Climb 4: Passo Manghen

3:00 – Recovery

14:45 – Climb 5: Passo delle Erbe

3:00 – Recovery

14:15 – Climb 6: Monte Grappa

3:00 – Recovery

5:00 – 4 x :30 high cadence/1:00 recovery

3:00 – Cool-down on Mt. Sufferlandria

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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peterlb | 8 years ago

so where`s the review?

I`ve completed this video and enjoyed it so was looking forward to see what the reviewer felt about it.

instead all we have is the promotional blurb

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