Short term power - that's probably more important, especially the minute or so power. There's a guy in the area that's not necessarily the best sprinter but he's done really well in sprints when the race is really hard. Many sprinters wither when the pace is sky high.
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I also have a post about the guy leading out and beating a national crit champ at Tour of Nutley (Cat 3s). I can't find it though.
You don't build short term power by doing 2x20's. That's good for threshold work. You need shorter more intense intervals.
Some people do 3x20's. Should you? That depends on what you're trying to achieve. Also, that's a very taxing workout that should probably come later in a training cycle and may not be advisable for a cat 5 aspiring racer.
ISO: used, working Shimano 10-speed shifters/groups (6600, 6700, 7800, 7900). PM por favor.
I do believe he's onto something with the 38 or 36mm bars. Thing is, at his height, his coffecient of drag is always going to be high. I think he'd be better off getting into a more powerful, better handling position than he is in here. He'd be able to breathe better and therefore deliver more oxygen to his muscles. He'd also be better served in a position that let him scrub less speed going into a corner, imo. But hey, the result sheet is all that matters, and he has plenty of good results.
P.S. this was his rig in the 2011 Green Mountain Stage Race, which, embarrassingly, I only beat him on the queen stage by like 3 seconds, in spite of weighing 55 fewer pounds. Dude can climb pretty well when he gets skinny, but it hurts his time trail ability.
overall effect is similar to your tsunami, isn't it?
I stopped reading on the first page. But it seems like you are lacking reading comprehension..
Putting the Duh in Floriduh.
"...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson