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Old 01-28-19, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Baby Puke View Post
In order to make this work though, you need to have a really powerful start and high top speed already, basically be a sprinter with good 6-8 second power, then be able to hold it. If you're not already pretty explosive and fast and your opponent is, he'll just catch you and ride your wheel.
yeah, you've got to shake your opponent.

there's another video, which i couldn't find, or forstemann just barely holding somebody off (hoy?) with the same tactic, but it all comes down to what happens on the start line: forstemann lines up high on the track. at the whistle, his holder holds him for a moment; his opponent rolls forward a few feet, and forstemann's holder gives him a sturdy throw.

the delay gives forstemann a few more meters to add speed and catch his opponent off guard, and as 3 laps come down to essentially a bike throw, it makes all the difference.
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