twizzle wrote:Re. dips before hills and getting leg speed up, I assume motor-pacing is for the same purpose? Draft to a speed then pull out into the wind to get the load?
It's common for track sprinters to use the moto to help get up to speed before doing high speed accelerations. They can get more such efforts in that way, otherwise they waste energy getting up to speed and a pre-fatigued before the sprint starts.
Another is for small groups of sprinters to work together, with one leading the others out, and they swap turns being the "moto".
Helps with motivation and to get more such work done that you might be able to do solo. Need to do that with experienced riders though, not for sprint novices.