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speed, BUT NOT an avg. speed question.(6 posts)

speed, BUT NOT an avg. speed question.husker
Sep 5, 2002 11:21 AM
At the end of an hour criterium at the cat4/5 level, how fast to you need to be in the sprint to be competitve? What about at the Cat 3 level?
re: speed, BUT NOT an avg. speed question.No_sprint
Sep 5, 2002 11:25 AM
depends on the race. up to 40mph.
really fast, up or down a hill? depends..no 1 answer nmclimbo
Sep 5, 2002 11:33 AM
first of all...DougSloan
Sep 5, 2002 11:36 AM
If you are looking at your computer at that point, you're in trouble.

With a good leadout, 40 mph sounds about right. You should be able to hit significantly higher speed with a leadout than solo. How fresh you are makes a difference, too.

Timing and strategy can be more important than pure strength, though, that is, a slower rider can outsprint a faster one by doing it just right.

Doug
re: speed, BUT NOT an avg. speed question.legs
Sep 5, 2002 3:41 PM
you should be able to wind up into the 40's on flat ground...
Faster than the guy in 2nd place. nm270bullet
Sep 6, 2002 7:17 AM