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    Specific Race Training!

    There is an event every year where I live, its called "Everyone on a bicycle". In the event besides other things there is a race.

    The race:

    Total race length is : 6km
    Total riders : 30

    The race starts from point "A" and ends in point "A". Its 3 km forwards and then backwards the same way.
    After 3km you have to circle around the judge and then head back to the starting (finish) line.

    START (finish) <------------------->TURN AROUND
    3km.

    I have about a month left for preparation.

    Anyone have any specific training, tips on sprinting workouts etc?

    Any help and advices are welcomed.

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    6km is a short distance and the course you describe sounds like a mass sprint. Depending on your fitness level I would recommend you to focus on VO2 max intervals and anaerobic workouts. Include some group rides with intervals at high speed to get a feeling of how important wind conditions and positions are.

    Focus on quality in your training and forget about distance training.

    I guess my VO2 Max Booster Program combined with some technical training and sprints sessions would be a perfect training program for you.

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    is this one of those deals where anybody can show up and race? or is it a sanctioned USAC type event?

    if it's the former... plan for starting at the front and getting out in front of the squirrely noobs.
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