Still haven't entered any races but I want to. I feel like I have to become a much stronger rider first. My question is...what should I do to become a better sprinter at the end? I was involved in a one-on-one impromptu race with a fellow cyclist while on a no-drop group ride. Just a quick one-mile race to a stop light. Well...I got CRUSHED! I hung with him until the end. But when he dropped the hammer and sprinted near the end, I couldn't react fast enough...and when I did react, I wasn't catching up because I just don't have the watts!
Do I hit the gym and work on my legs? Are there specific workouts while on the bike that'll help?