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Old 07-22-16, 03:48 PM
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Dumping time?

Will breakaway or kom specialists Deliberately lose time in early stages so that later they will be no threat and allowed to stay ahead by gc teams?
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Old 07-22-16, 04:08 PM
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Yes. But also to not tire themselves.

With that said, most don't need to 'dump time.' See Greg Van Avermaet. He was pretty high in the GC by stage 5 when he won. The peloton still let him go because they know he is not a threat. Someone like Majka, however, wouldn't be allowed to go on a break if he was high on the GC classification.
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I thought this thread was about how to take a dump during a race...
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I thought this thread was about how to take a dump during a race...
Which I've actually wondered about...
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Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
Yes. But also to not tire themselves.

With that said, most don't need to 'dump time.' See Greg Van Avermaet. He was pretty high in the GC by stage 5 when he won. The peloton still let him go because they know he is not a threat. Someone like Majka, however, wouldn't be allowed to go on a break if he was high on the GC classification.
thanks,

obvious point after you mention it
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Which I've actually wondered about...
I am curious as well.
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Originally Posted by DLBroox View Post
Which I've actually wondered about...

*treads carefully* They talked about it kinda on one of the GCN talks with the team support people.. they tend to eat pretty low fiber foods. It really isn't that long of a day.. 4-5 hrs usually.

uhmm back to the intended topic lol
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Old 07-26-16, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Jakedatc View Post
*treads carefully* They talked about it kinda on one of the GCN talks with the team support people.. they tend to eat pretty low fiber foods. It really isn't that long of a day.. 4-5 hrs usually.

uhmm back to the intended topic lol
heard a story by the commentators of a rider in 'trouble' giving a roadside home(rv?)owner an autographed water bottle to use his bathroom.
something like that, anyway.
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Arnaud Demare at last years TDF:

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Originally Posted by DLBroox View Post
Which I've actually wondered about...
Pre-race coffee a few hours before the start usually eliminates (pun intended) the need to worry about this. Most pros have their nutrition dialed in so (typically) they're not consuming anything on the bike that's going to cause them GI distress.
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