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Old 12-30-19, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Clythio View Post
UpUpUp has a good advice for 250m tracks - but its principles can be applied to any place - accumulate potential energy without saturating muscles, making the climb progressive, accelerate to an intermediate speed in advance but keep it fresh for the final acceleration.
Flying 200 ? Up! Up! Up! An introduction to track sprint cycling


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200m track..
Good stuff, thank you! Been looking at these over the past few months off and on (not surprisingly, seems there isn't much out there for sprinting), good principles overall just as you said. Very interesting learning about all of this.

Sidenote: I wasn't planning on getting a power meter for track (I've used them for years on road and TT), but now I'm thinking it's probably very useful here, as you can try different wind-ups, entry points, lines, etc and see power, speed and time together retrospectively and see how the guesses for best energy efficiency really played out. I've got an Omnium crank, too bad Stages doesn't make a PM for this.
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