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Old 05-06-10, 08:44 AM   #1
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Killington Stage Race questions for those familiar

For anyone familiar with the KSR:

This will be my first of 2 "A" races this season. Goal is top 10 GC.
FTP is @ 4.3ish (but @ 87-88 kg).

Anyone know about the TT course profile?

How long/tough is the finishing climb of the RR?

The CR looks pretty flat/rolling (which is good for me)... am I decieved?

Any other tips about doing well in the GC at KSR?

thanks
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Old 05-06-10, 09:08 AM   #2
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I am going to be completely unhelpful and not answer any of your questions since I've never done it before, but I'm planning on doing this race as well and will be watching this thread for all the good advice you guys are sure to give us.
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TT course looks flattish. 11 miles with only 300 feet gain.

my "strategy" will be as follows:

TT: go as fast as possible
CR: try to stay in pack and not lose time
RR: hopefully make use of my light weight on the finishing climb and make up time on the others.

I am doing 40+ so expecting a very tough field.
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The TT is pretty mellow, no significant elevation change but a few wide-open roads with potentially hard winds.

The climb at the end of the RR is nasty, incredibly steep and will no doubt ruin some riders. Preview it if you can, but imagine a finish with App Gap-like steepness only much shorter. I imagine the mid-race climb also has the potential to do some damage, but I haven't ridden it in a while.

The CR has one decent climb each lap (not unlike the GMSR CR) but nothing to worry about.

I'll be in Killington (home town) in two weeks and will preview all the routes and write something up if there's interest. Don't forget that the website has stage profiles and maps, too. http://www.killingtonstagerace.com/#.

This is going to be so much fun!!!
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seeing as the last time i raced it was 17 years ago, i have no clue what this version is like.
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The TT is pretty mellow, no significant elevation change but a few wide-open roads with potentially hard winds.

The climb at the end of the RR is nasty, incredibly steep and will no doubt ruin some riders. Preview it if you can, but imagine a finish with App Gap-like steepness only much shorter. I imagine the mid-race climb also has the potential to do some damage, but I haven't ridden it in a while.

The CR has one decent climb each lap (not unlike the GMSR CR) but nothing to worry about.

I'll be in Killington (home town) in two weeks and will preview all the routes and write something up if there's interest. Don't forget that the website has stage profiles and maps, too. http://www.killingtonstagerace.com/#.

This is going to be so much fun!!!

Ronz, I was going to forward you this thread (or tell you about it when you came over for the bars) and tell you to post here.

In case you see this before you see me, call me before you come over for the aero bars.
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bump.

I'm in for the 40+
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I decided to skip it this year, but will probably do it next year.

It turns out that the girlfriend saying "sure you can go away to a bike race during my birthday" actually means "do not go away to a bike race during my birthday." Going to do the Syracuse Omnium next weekend instead and take the following weekend off.
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Isn't this the first year its being run since like 2001?
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I decided to skip it this year, but will probably do it next year.

It turns out that the girlfriend saying "sure you can go away to a bike race during my birthday" actually means "do not go away to a bike race during my birthday." Going to do the Syracuse Omnium next weekend instead and take the following weekend off.
tour of the catskills?
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Isn't this the first year its being run since like 2001?
something like that.

they've also put it in a different slot on the schedule. used to be over memorial day weekend.
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I decided to skip it this year, but will probably do it next year.

It turns out that the girlfriend saying "sure you can go away to a bike race during my birthday" actually means "do not go away to a bike race during my birthday." Going to do the Syracuse Omnium next weekend instead and take the following weekend off.
Seems that women are as bad as understanding women as we men are...

Good luck at Syracuse.
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it is over memorial day weekend
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meant labor day weekend. i always get those mixed up, especially since i don't 'celebrate' them these days.
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For anyone familiar with the KSR:

This will be my first of 2 "A" races this season. Goal is top 10 GC.
FTP is @ 4.3ish (but @ 87-88 kg).

Anyone know about the TT course profile?

How long/tough is the finishing climb of the RR?

The CR looks pretty flat/rolling (which is good for me)... am I decieved?

Any other tips about doing well in the GC at KSR?

thanks
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