Alberto Contador: Tour de France winner, polarizing personality, and arguably the world’s best and most explosive climber. So how does the Spaniard go up hills so fast? Well, for starters he loves to get out of the saddle. Unlike some of his more restrained steady-state contemporaries, Contador is not afraid to rise up and lash out on the pedals. Contador also eschews the constant monitoring of a power meter, and instead tries to ride by feel. To learn more about his climbing and training secrets, including preferred gear ratio for attacks, check out this one-on-one on-the-bike interview from our friends at the Global Cycling Network.