A warm up is an important part of your race preparations. It is rather silly to train for countless hours, travel to a race, and payg entry fees if you aren't going to be properly warmed up. A proper warm up may not necessarily win you the race, but it can definitely lead to a sub-optimal performance and can lose you the race. We have posted warm ups for road racing, cyclocross racing, crit racing, time trialing, track racing, and mountain bike racing. These warm ups are not set in stone, and you may have to experiment a little bit to find out what works best for you. If you haven't been doing a structured warm up, or are looking for something new, consider them a starting point. If you like them, stick with them, but feel free to experiment a little. You'll more find information links to all of our warm up protocols here.