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Im looking to improve on my field sprinting ability. Anybody(3 posts)

Im looking to improve on my field sprinting ability. Anybodyhuez
Jun 26, 2002 9:32 AM
know of some good articles on this art? I have good strength and speed I just want to fine tune the positioning and timing and strategy. I cant seem to find anything in a few brief web searches Ive done.

Oh, if you have some pointers yourself, feel free to throw them out. My main problems seem to be having to go around people thus slowing me down and being a little off on the timing. Its a tough thing to get perfect. I have a lot of respect for super Mario to be able to get it so perfect almost every time!! Thanks for the info in advance.
Jun 26, 2002 11:07 AM
If you're trying to do it alone, you're doing it wrong. Lead outs are a carefully orchestrated thing, and beautiful when they come together.

If you want a fast clinic in tactics, placement, and sprinting, then get thee to thy local velodrome. Track racing will give you a tactical savvy that most road cyclists don't get until YEARS on down the line.
Track racing - 10 field sprints a night!Alex-in-Evanston
Jun 28, 2002 7:31 AM
Last night we 4's did a 5 lap tempo (5 sprints), an unknown distance (1 sprint) and a 25 lap points (6 field sprints). The 1/2/pros have probably twice that, since they ride a 60 or 75 lap points. Points laps are every fifth.

Track is definitely the place to hone those skills.