So I am a sprinter on the road and an enduro on the track, but really more of a jack of all trades on the track. On the road, 100% sprinter, no hills, nothing too hard and if I get a good position at the end I am good to go for a nice top speed long sprint that would likely equate to something in the mid 11 second region for a 200m.
I understand I get a lead out on the road and it is straight, but I am also using clinchers on a shallow spoked wheel with a big open helmet and flapping jersey at the end of a 60+ minute race while jockeying for position the last mile with lots of power spikes.
However on the track I find that I am often behind the ball on the 200 meter speeds, but if I am sprinting well can make up for it and cause some damage in the rounds to a point. Same with Keirins. My top 200m time ever was a 12.3 during qualifying and 12.2 is the fastest time I have noted during rounds, although I typically qualify slower than that.
I am pretty sure the primary issue is that I sprint in a 53/11 or sometimes a 12 on the road at 100ish RPM and I sprint in a 50/15 to 52/15 on the track and I lack leg speed. My question is two fold.
1) Does anyone else here have a similar issue or the opposite problem?
2) Does it seem that if I can get my leg speed up I should be able to turn a better 200m time and compete with the top guys in the track sprints like I do on the road ... or is it just roadies are roadies and I should leave the pure track sprinters alone.
To me my raw 20 sec power numbers should be fine, at least they are on the road, it is just leg speed I need to find.