Thursday Night Training
Of course it’s on!!!
The weather bureau are predicting a 60% chance of rain, well I am predicting a 100% chance of solid training!!!
Don’t forget your rollers just incase it does get damp.
Get you Club Teams Team mates organised and come down to smooth out your style behind the bike and did you all learn something from watching the prologue of the tour?
Here’s a few things I observed,
- Their warm up was done on the mag trainer, this allows them to complete a very specific type of warm up and did you notice that they were sweating heavily, yes a Time trial warm up is a rather intense one!
- Race Number, every rider had their race number positioned so it didn’t catch the wind no corners flapping and no creases.
- Arm position, something here for juniors and their parents to pay particular attention to…the angle of the arm was consistant across the majority of riders, it was close to 90 degrees. No outstretched forearms that lose power and stability in the pro peloton.
- Hand position, again the majority of road TT positions still have their hands close together, compare this to the trend of Track Aero Positioning at the moment where riders have moved their hands out to a wider position with a 4-6cm gap between them.
Oh, and have you ever wondered how a break can get six minutes on the bunch?
- The bunch “allows” you to get that far ahead.
- No one who is a threat to any of the jerseys will be in the break.
- The bunch can maintain 50 kph + for the last hour so they can shut it down very quickly. (that’s something none of us can do)