Race tactics for an endurance race

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Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby BugsBunny » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:05 pm

A mate of mine will be doing the north to south of Taiwan race. Its 520km which has a time cut of 24 hours.

I was hoping to get some tips for him on what race tactics he could use. The route is almost all flat and he expects temperatures to be mid 20s. Any tips on nutrition, fueling, etc etc would be good - so I can pass it on to him.

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Re: Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby singlespeedscott » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:01 pm

In never though of Taiwan as flat. Does it just follow the coast?
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Re: Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:52 am

Make sure the body is hydrated days before the race and then small amounts of fluid during the ride on a regular basis because you "can't" hydrate to 100% on the day that it starts. Same goes for food, regular intake on the day, don't wait till ya depleted you energy stores and then, try and fuel up, as it's to late! :idea:

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Re: Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby BugsBunny » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:51 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:In never though of Taiwan as flat. Does it just follow the coast?


Correct - I believe along the west coast from north to south.

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Re: Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:19 pm

Are the riders allowed to ride together?
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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Re: Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby BugsBunny » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:45 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Are the riders allowed to ride together?


Yes. Drafting is allowed.

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Re: Race tactics for an endurance race

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:07 am

BugsBunny wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Are the riders allowed to ride together?


Yes. Drafting is allowed.

Well the tatic is obvious, get with a group of riders and share the load on the front
If the R-1 rule is broken, what happens to N+1?

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