I am looking to take my sprint to the next level next season. I am mostly a crit racer and would like to take my max speed from about 33mph to at least 36-37mph. I have read all of the threads on sprinting and couldn't really find anything that discussed this specifically. A way to train for increasing that overall top speed.
I have no problem getting to the front in crits. Good bike handler. Always in contention on the bell lap. Usually floating somewhere about 5-10 position.
I have good strength. No problem using the 53-11 and use it frequently. Sometimes I will actually upshift and churn for a slow cadence recovery effort while in the pack.
I have some good finishes this season: 4th twice, 6th, 7th twice, with 7 top 10 finishes in 15 crits.
I have a good jump but not as good as the super-fast twitch light guys who go from 32mph to 37mph in the last 50m.
Some things I am guessing may need work on but not sure are:
High speed cadence work
Shifting while sprinting (don't do this now, nor have I practiced it. I am usually in the 53 12 and or 11 with 200m to go. Maybe I need to be spinning in a lower gear?)
Some type of WRI interval
Any good links or books on sprinting only?
Thanks for the help!