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Why do the pros not train for hills in the Colorado area(6 posts)

Why do the pros not train for hills in the Colorado areaPhatMatt
Aug 26, 2002 12:54 PM
Witht eh size of th emountians and the elevation, why do they not train there? Is this due to the long winters?

Um, they do...TJeanloz
Aug 26, 2002 1:04 PM
Durango probably has the highest per capita pro cyclists in the world, followed pretty closely by Boulder. Miguel Indurain trained in Colorado, as have many, if not most, of the current stars. Pro cycling has definitely left its mark on Colorado. Winter is Colorado is actually quite short and quite warm compared to a lot of places- training year round is not a problem in Boulder or Colorado Springs.
They do. Ever been to Boulder? Durango?Sintesi
Aug 26, 2002 1:05 PM
Ever heard of Jon Voughters, Bobby Jullich, Andy Hampsten? Danny Pate?

It is seasonal tho. Some of the top pros may not train there because of the relatively shallow gradients or the can find better or equivalent climbing in Europe.
Don't forget Hamiltonlonefrontranger
Aug 26, 2002 1:12 PM
He was out here preparing for a couple weeks between the Giro and the Tour.
Being relitaly new to the sportPhatMatt
Aug 26, 2002 1:24 PM
I just had not herad of that many. I have mostly been in the Denver and and teh Idaho Springs area. I have heard the pros do a lot of training in the southern part of teh country around Tennesse and the Carolina's, but just figured training at the higher elevations would be bennifical.

He went to CU too. How could I forget? nmSintesi
Aug 26, 2002 1:24 PM