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Assuming you're talking about road, I think you're very much understating the important of team dynamics and strategy. Personal fitness is very important, but understanding how to work with your team is crucial to winning, even at lower levels of road racing and especially at higher levels. While I think it's true that training programs have become ...
When most of your training is comprised of specific workouts then obviously you will be training solo a majority of the time. The best way to gel as a team is to do a lot of races together. Set aside a day each week for a group ride and don't limit it to just your team, make it competitive. This is a good time to work on your sprints, etc. A week long ...
There are lots of different field tests approaches. I've been using the Carmichael one (two 9-minute full out TTs with a cooldown between them).
You can start with some basic testing check out this article for a few tests How to find your functional threshold
I can only speak based on what I have read, but my understanding is that A) yes it has a softer ride quality due to the lack of a seat tube, and B) it was banned for the lack of a seat tube. UCI is pretty strict on what they consider legal and what they don't. In regard to your final question as it applies to road bikes, I would venture to say that the lack ...
There are so many influencing factors involved here it is a really complex discussion, but in my view one of the key differences comparing bikes of today with what Merckx or Hinault would have ridden is the basic mass. The bikes are literally half a stone lighter now - 15 lbs for a current UCI legal machine vs. 22lbs for a 'vintage lightweight' with 531 or ...
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