Also, note that no sprint events last longer than 1:15 with the Kilo being the longest. The Keirin from beginning to end lasts a few minutes, but actual sprinting is maybe 45" - 55" or so.
So, 20-minute power may be a good rule for cycling in general and especially road time-trial riders. But, it's stands to reason that 5", 15", 30", and 60" power would be more useful metrics to a pure sprinter.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.