Crank Punk Coaching Systems: Official provider of coaching services for the 2015 Tour of Friendship R1



Crank Punk Coaching Systems is proud to announce the beginning of an official partnership between CPCS and the Tour of Friendship R1.

As of January 1st 2015, CPCS will provide an exclusive training package available to all participants in the 2015 race.

On offer is a 1-2-1 Plan, as well as a special Tour of Friendship Training Plan that is available to participants in the race for just US$6.99 a week.

The Tour of Friendship R1 is Asia’s top amateur stage race, held each year in Thailand under the guidance of Dr. Titaree Tanakorn. I’ve raced the event twice, once back in 2010 where I won the opening 7km prologue and took 5th overall, and in 2013, where again I won the opening prologue over the same course and won the Yellow jersey to claim the overall title.

in Yellow at the 2013 Tour of Friendship R1

Thanks to those experiences, I know how to prepare for the unique challenges of the Friendship tour and how to help guide you to be in the best possible condition for the race, which this year will be held from May 2nd to May 6th.

On offer is a special 20% discount on the 1-2-1 Coaching Pack, which features an initial 1 hour Skype call, fully personalised week-by-week plans designed around your goals and time schedule, delivered via your own account (provided by CPCS free of charge), all supported by weekly catch up calls.

Also on offer is the Tour of Friendship Training Plan.

This is a pre-written plan that can be amended very easily to suit any time schedule. The TOF Training Plan comes with detailed notes on how to gain maximum benefit from the schedule and how to understand the process, meaning that the rider is not only getting stronger and faster, but actually learning as they go along how to train themselves effectively.

There is an initial Skype call provided too to help the rider become completely familiar with the workings of the plan. This consultation call will be provided free of charge. There is a 4-month, 3-month and 2-month version of the plan available.

This is a plan written with my extensive knowledge of the race itself, of racing in high temperatures and humidity, of coaching and of working with a variety of abilities and time schedules. It’s a plan that works, and is offered at this special deal price to participants in the 2015 event.

If you’re planning on racing in the 2015 edition of this hard but fantastic race and need some advice from someone who has trained to win this event and been successful, please feel free to get in touch, either via ‘Contact’ here, or via

Cheers folks, and crank on!

Finally, check out Dave Christensen’s great video of this year’s race here below:

Author: Lee Rodgers

Cycling coach, race organiser, former professional cyclist and the original CrankPunk.

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