I do leg stuff in the gym in the off-season or as part of base and early-season stuff. It REALLY helps for the next year.
Now that I'm technically "in season" I'll hit the gym for upper body and core stuff but I'll do leg strength work on the bike.
If you're actually building for a race etc. then you probably want to get more "cycling specific" hill work (big gear, low cadence) rather than gym stuff. I have a couple of hills that are great for hill repeats on, and they really work too.
If you just want to get stronger generally, then I'd add in some gym stuff and try and avoid riding up hills on a couple of the biking days if possible. If you do have to ride up hills, sitting and spinning is the way forward in life.
At least that's how I do it. I'm better than last year but boy I'm still bad on hills.
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