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Old 08-30-12, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
No.

Either rider can take off whenever they want to.

In a match sprint, there is little etiquette, but rules are firmly enforced.
Is there a place I can look for these rules? Again, not trying to figure out tactics or any of that, I just want to be safe and legal.

Originally Posted by carleton View Post

2) He does a counter to Hoy's counter move by pushing Hoy back up track to slow and control him until the final sprint.
Can Bos do that? and was that a legal move?

Originally Posted by carleton View Post
A word of advice to someone doing their first match sprints: Don't be clever. Chances are that your opponent won't know how to react and you guys may make a mess.

Just:
- Ride it clean
- Keep an eye on your opponent.
- Wait for the sprint to engage (which usually happens as a Pavlovian response to the bell for the final lap)
- If you are the lead rider: Hold your line.
- If you are the passing rider: Pass cleanly without getting too close to your opponent.
Thanks!


Originally Posted by bitingduck View Post
And if it's at the home depot center, don't try to go slow in the turns without a lot of practice.
I've heard rumors, but this will be local racing in San Diego.
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