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Old 08-31-12, 10:28 AM
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For your first races of any type, put the priority on learning and being safe over winning.

(That is what I try to tell myself to do at least)


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.
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