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    Training Variation of Team Pursuit?

    I'm trying to remember back 20+ years ago when I used to do the fun training sessions on the Dorais track in Detroit. I recall folks then mentioning a variation of the Team Pursuit that seemed neat. Does anyone here know of different ways of doing the Team Pursuit? It might just be a training game and not officially used in racing, not a real event.

    On a related note, I used to like Win'n'Out and Miss'n'Out and Snowball and the Madison and, well, all the nifty "reindeer" games to have fun with on the track. I wasn't ever very good at them but I think they really helped my road racing and riding. I never felt like a crit was crowded after a few fun sessions on the track!

    Anyway, I was wondering about the various team games that could be done on the track. Thanks, JP
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    Things to do at the track? The fun thing to do at the Dorais is hipster mountain bike racing and some motorcycle racing ;-(



    For normal velodrome riding, there is fast pacing behind a scooter, having pairs of riders lap the field, interval training (30seconds on, 30 seconds off, repeat), etc…
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    Yeah, they have new fun at Dorais.

    So, anyone know any fun training variations on the team pursuit?

    Maybe all I'm thinking of is a team pursuit where a rider pulls then drops out each lap -- one-lap max-effort pulls. Is there such a thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffOYB View Post
    Maybe all I'm thinking of is a team pursuit where a rider pulls then drops out each lap -- one-lap max-effort pulls. Is there such a thing?
    Italian Pursuit?
    http://www.sportsdefinitions.com/cyc...n-pursuit.html

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    That's it! Thanks. I thought I had googled that term already. I was thinking it had the name of a country in it and the first thing I thought of was Italian but for some reason that came up empty for me. Thanks!
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