Coaching for performance

Training for cycling is more than just fitness.  You need to be strong, but you also need to be shown how to use it the best.  We are about TRUE coaching.  Our programs give you the highest level of fitness, but show you how to deliver it in rides and events.  It's time for you to stop just riding your bike and become a true BLACKBELT OF CYCLING.

Dominate your rides


Putting your training to work

What is it like to be coached by CINCH? Here’s an example of the level of communication between with our clients. This is after a group ride where we put together a plan for one of our clients and he executed it.  Note that he executes it with HIS TRAINING ZONES.  

“Super fun ride.  Windy as always.  Initial break was 8.  Then 5 went about MP 2.  Played possum by letting them go.  I rode just behind using my High Threshold pace. Kept them with 100 yards as they attacked each other.  When they got tired we were all 8 back together by fee station. Then only three went on past Molino.  I paced the 3 of us using my Low Threshold and surged on the steep part after prison camp when wind shifted from tailwind to headwind.  One stayed with me.  I surged again using my ZONE 8 power as we approached MP 8 and I was alone.  Closed out the effort with my Over power.

Reflecting more about the ride, riding like this is so addictive.  I use Low Threshold to keep pace and keep the breaks within reach.  Zone 8 to close gaps and put pressure on those just hanging by a thread.  Then zone 9 to finish off the last one hanging on and finish strong after a nearly 50 minute effort.  Dropped the best rider of our group today with the attack in the headwind past prison camp.  I’ve never been close to hanging with before.  You're a freaking rock star TD!!!!

When I ride it’s like your voice is in my head the entire time.  IT WAS LITERALLY A VIRTUAL RIDE WITH YOU AT MY SIDE COACHING ME.  I truly felt you were right there motivating me and telling me TO BE PATIENT.  I read the terrain like the book and new how to use it to my advantage with our zones. The sustained climb, changing terrain and direction of the wind allowed me to execute.  It was sooooo fun and gratifying to see how a little work and discipline, together with your incredibly well designed training rides are starting to have an impact on my fitness and tactics.  And we're only getting started ..."


Steve S.



Cycling Camps




Cinch Cycling's Dolomiti Challenge - June 17-25th, 2017

We take our Challenge concept straight to the Dolomites.  We've teamed up with Italian Chef Fabio Fagiello to make this 7-day adventure over the top.  Over this journey you will be treated like you are in a stage race.  Each day there will be a schedule, a stage, start and finish locations, delicious meals, and challenges.  The group will be broken into teams in which you will work together to compete against one another for the day's jerseys (Pink, Polka Dot, and Green) over Italy's most iconic climbs.   Don't miss this experience of a life-time.  


Cinch Cycling's Colorado Challenge - July 24-30th, 2017

This is our hometown Challenge and it won't disappoint for 2017!  This year we will have the the start in Fort Collins, CO and the finish in Denver, CO.  Over the 7 days you will ride a route no other camp or tour would attempt.  You will ride the breathe taking (literally) climbs of Trail Ridge Road, Berthoud Pass, Loveland Pass, Hoosier Pass, Pikes Peak, and Lookout Mtn.  See Colorado next summer in an event you won't want to miss out on!



Contact us: info@cinchcycling.com or call 970.439.2887

Our Story

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"I want to help you to become a "black belt" in cycling"
-Tom Danielson, Founder and Coach

When I retired from professional cycling I realized that the majority of people participating in the sport were not professional racers nor were they aspiring professional racers.  It sounds silly, but my whole life I had seen cycling from one perspective.  Eat, sleep, and train because it was my job.  I always would see other cyclists out on the road but I assumed they were "just riding."  I realized that the majority of cyclists I saw out on the road were training just as focused as I was.  In fact, despite most not being racers, cycling consumed their lives just as it did mine.  I became interested in these athletes because, like me now, they had families and jobs they had to balance with their cycling passion.  As I got to spend more time with them, I saw many common problems they were experiencing.  All had very little time for training and most were older.  Because  of this, the standard ingredients for them to get better  of "more time and/or more intensity" were not possible.  This left the majority of these athletes at a crossroads with their cycling and on a seemly endless plateau.  I believed I had the solution to this problem and this is how Cinch Cycling started!  

My objective with Cinch Cycling is to turn you, the older and time-limited cyclist into a "black belt."  What is this?  A black belt in karate is a respected individual who puts in time and commitment to their sport.  They have a community around them in which they train and compete with that also serves as a support structure.  While their training is intense and at a high level, they are comfortable in their identity as not a professional athlete.  Also, the black belt possesses the highest level of skills as the result of a high level of training program and dedication.  But most importantly, after the black belt trains hard he/she returns their focus to their family and work.  This athlete, the black belt of cycling, is what our Cinch athletes become on the bike.

 To create this "black belt of cycling" I developed a program that is the backbone of Cinch Cycling.  This program takes a three pronged approach:  motivation (the daily process), a data-driven program (the training), and support (a community of experts and peers).  

In one year I am proud of what we have accomplished with Cinch Cycling.  We coach now over 100 athletes all of which improve approximately 10 watts a month!  This is due to their high levels of motivation, an incredible  training program, and having our Cinch Coaching team and community behind them.   We are transforming cyclists across the world to become black belts of cycling while remaining high performers in their lives off the bike.  


Tom Danielson

Cinch Cycling Founder and Coach


a training program and system like no other.

Hard work alone isn’t enough to reach your cycling potential — if you want to get faster, you need to train with direction. Cinch Cycling combines the world's best data-driven training methodology with expert guidance to give you the most effective and efficient program for cyclists and triathletes. Join our athletes in experiencing the premium level of power, knowledge, and continuous improvement.


  • The most advanced, structured interval training available, the Cinch Training System.
  • 7 strategic 4-week phases bring you to the highest level of fitness.
  • Each workout is prescribed in calculated data-driven intervals. 
  • Constant communication educates you on the process and helps you improve.
  • Unique and new workouts each week keep you fresh and motivated.
  • Customized to prepare you for your specific goals.
  • Built and adjusted to your lifestyle, ability, and aspirations.
  • Continuous accountability and feedback to track your progress.



Contact us: info@cinchcycling.com or call 970.439.2887


our clients feel...



"When I began training with Cinch, my FTP was around 313w and my comfort cadence was around 85rpm. After 5 months, my threshold is 380w and my comfort cadence is 95-100rpm. In addition, Cinch helped me climb Pike's Peak, the second most difficult cycling climb in the US!" - Matt G



"This is the most motivated I have ever been to ride my bike.  It is easy for me to excited to ride each day knowing that you have a plan for me.  With big gains I've seen, I find the motivation continues to build each month.  Cinch truly is a great cycle of motivation for me." Scott F


"Ironically, since joining Cinch, my power numbers have increased dramatically and my feelings of fatigue have decreased dramatically. I have not had the slightest niggle of an overuse injury since starting.  I used to ride my bike as hard as I could on every ride.  Part about the program is have to throttle back during rest/recovery periods.  After seeing my gains, I now get it that holding back is just as much about performance as pushing it." -Ken B

Contact us: info@cinchcycling.com or call 970.439.2887