What is ESP Online Coaching?

Michael Carter began as an amateur cyclist with no training and made it to the VERY top of pro cycling. So can you! Michael now offers the option of online-based training through the use of TrainingPeaks. TrainingPeaks makes it very easy to get started. Choose from programs already available on TrainingPeaks.com by clicking here or you can always run yourself through an assessment as described below and send that information to Michael. He will then build you a program based on your current level of fitness, your strengths, weaknesses, goals and teh time you have available to train.

1. Access your current level of road cycling conditioning in one of three ways:

- Determine your maximum heart rate

- Determine your rate of perceived exertion

- Take a Conconi testl

2. After making your first monthly payment, send Michael your assessment data by email at mike@espcycling.com.

3. Michael Carter evaluates your data and emails you three things within 48 hours: your assessment results, the link to his TrainingPeaks account under Echelon Sports Performance. Once you have completed the sign up on TrainingPeaks, Michael will build a four-week cycling training program, and a suggested date for your next assessment.

The cost: Starting at $150 a month.

What do I get for $150.00?

If you do not want to spend a lot of money on cycling training, but still value a cycling performance program that is based on your own personal physical ability, then this is the cycling workout program for you. Once you have submitted your assessment information to Michael and made payment via direct deposit, cash or check, he will then sign you up on TrainingPeaks under Echelon Sports Performance and you will be able to access your workouts through your own account that is under the Echelon Sports Performance account.

Michael Carter a Colorado native draws from his 30 years of cycling experience to help his clients become the best cyclists they can be. Michael raced in all three Grand Tours (The Tour De France, The Giro Di Italia and Vuelta Espagna), he also worked five years as a Director Sportif including Pro Continental Team Type 1-Sanofi. Michael has coached State, National, World Champions and Olympians. Michael is also a former Head Coach for USA Cycling and is currently certified as Level 1 coach with the USAC. Michaels combination of racing, coaching, directing and his degree in Exercise Physiology is like no other coach in the USA!

Massimo Testa Dr. Max Testa, one of the top cycling coaches in the professional peloton in the world, works with athletes, cyclists, runners and triathletes. Our assessment of your cycling performance data uses an approach developed for Michael Carter by Dr. Testa.

Get started now by accessing your conditioning level, then use our online form to send your information to Michael Carter.

Affordable Coaching For Everyone

Do You Know Where You Are?

Do You Know Where You Want To Go?

Do You Know How To Get There?

Take advantage of this affordable program made available from former professional Michael Carter who has competed in every Grand Tour, has a degree in Exercise Physiology and is also a USA Cycling "Elite" Level 1 coach.


Online Coaching

The online coaching workouts are designed by Michael Carter, who draws upon not only his academic education, but also on the more than 25 years of racing experience. Michael started out as a "Category 4" in 1982. Through training, and the proper guidance Michael was named as one of the top three climbers in the world by L'Equipe Magazine.



Michael Carter

2009 “Radwelt” World Champion - Road and Hill Climb!