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08-11-21, 09:54 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Being a good leadout rider is a skillset on it's...

Being a good leadout rider is a skillset on it's own. In my days as a Cat 3 sprint monkey, one of my best friends was also one of my favorite leadout guys. He was fearless, crafty, tactical, and...
08-10-21, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Shorter and more intense intervals are a key...

Shorter and more intense intervals are a key component to train, also.
08-10-21, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Eric F

In my experience (Cat 3 sprint monkey, many years...

In my experience (Cat 3 sprint monkey, many years ago), boosting my FTP was one of the best gains I made to help me be a stronger finisher. Being able to respond to surges, move up, or just fight for...
06-28-21, 09:15 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Notice that the top TdF contenders don't make...

Notice that the top TdF contenders don't make that mistake very often. That said, we're talking about learning how to be a better crit rider for someone who is new to the game.
06-23-21, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Eric F

The magic is knowing when it's time to burn...

The magic is knowing when it's time to burn matches and when it's time to chill. Where you chill is also important. If you're caught behind a split, or missed the winning breakaway, because you got...
06-21-21, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Eric F

Accurate...

Accurate...
06-18-21, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Eric F

The flip side of that is that every racer needs...

The flip side of that is that every racer needs to learn how to sprint. Even if you're a climber, you'll probably have to beat someone to the line.
06-18-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Eric F

Crit Racing Tip #1: Do as little work as...

Crit Racing Tip #1: Do as little work as possible to keep yourself in a position to compete at the finish.

Caveat to CRT #1: It's a lot harder than it sounds.
06-17-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,017
Posted By Eric F

There are multiple components to "crit fitness". ...

There are multiple components to "crit fitness". You need the base fitness level to be able to hang in the pack at "cruising speed" (25mph is not uncommon at all). Keep in mind that this is not the...
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