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To generate discussion, not a critique, here are some ideas/observations.

I attended a time trial discussion on training and position put on by three racers - 2008 female USA olympian ITT, Jelly Belly, pro racer TT specialist and a female former pro racer elite world champion time trialist.

All three had been to wind tunnel but could not ride the optimized position generated in the tunnel. They had to modify it to generate power. Take away: Know the aero trade offs such that one can shoot for an optimized position but be prepared with data to make adjustments as necessary for best road / track outcome.

All three did their hardest workouts, FTP and above, on the time trial bike and used the road bike for longer rides. The olympian would take two bikes to her tt course and ride the road bike for a couple of long climbing efforts and then go back to the car and do her z4 and above on the TT bike.
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