How not to sprint!...Edit...How Tom does a lead out!.

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How not to sprint!...Edit...How Tom does a lead out!.

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:34 pm

Check out Tom...boy he really really stuffed this one up!.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAorFFy6rgQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]


Sooooooo...will losing an estimated 3 to 5 kilos of lard off my legs improve my leg speed...there by improving my sprint watts? :D .
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by BNA » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:56 pm

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Re: How not to sprint!

Postby Redbull » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:56 pm

Cycling News had him as the lead out man.

I think you need to move North Bigman it looks like you would fit right in.

From Cycling News


They come in all shapes and sizes at Scheldeprijs. That was the conclusion as we stood in the sun-soaked centre of Antwerp on Wednesday morning, watching as the 188 riders rolled past to sign on.

They didn't literally roll, of course, but it did occur that one or two could feasibly have done. Yes, old habits die hard among some Belgian pro's, whose diet, in a racing sense, comprises countless kermesses and, in a culinary sense, frites and mayonnaise. Or so you might imagine.

Not naming any names, but certain riders on some of the smaller teams seemed to have turned up to a bike race by mistake. One or two wouldn't look out of place on a rugby pitch, lending their bulk to the scrum. They were huge. Enormous. Legs like tree trunks, bodies like barrels, heads like bulls (and flaring nostrils, too, to lend a mean look).

Quite a contrast to the leaner, whippet-like and sometimes frail-looking riders whose bread and butter (or low fat margarine) is stage races. But watch these grizzled, battle-hardened beasts motor along flat, crosswind-battered Belgian roads, and weep. Horses for courses, and all that.

Even Tom Boonen - not exactly Andy Schleck in stature - looked slender beside these guys. And speaking of Tomeke, the extent of his status as the country's number one sportsman really has to be seen to be believed.
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Re: How not to sprint!

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:16 pm

Sorry Tom..didn't realise you were playing lead out man :oops: .
Yes I would fit right in in Belgium...the kermesse circuit sounds awesome...and flat windy wet races are my favourites.
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