Unlike other aspects of cycling, climbing success is considered by most to be almost 100 percent dependent on fitness and natural ability. It occurred to me, however, that there is actually much more to it. Over the years, I’ve picked up numerous tricks and techniques that have allowed me to occasionally put one over on a stronger competitor. At the grass roots level, it is possible to just out ride your opponents, but as you get into the higher categories and the gap in ability narrows, strategy becomes increasingly important.
This paragraph comes from an article by Josh Horowitz of Pez Cycling News. Horowitz goes on to describe several psychological tactics to help you conquer your next elevation test.
Here’s the full article as it appeared on Active.com.