You see usually it is one of we triathletes who pushes the pace as the roadies do an all out VO2 max sprint and the triathletes hang with...and then push the pace and rpms in the small chain ring on the recovery. The roadies like to go 38 to 40 mph on the all out and then 14 mph on the recovery. We triathletes...38 to 40 mph on the all out and then 17 to 20 mph on the recovery.
OK...so the triathletes don't "win" all the sprints...but we are getting stronger for longer steady state riding. Let me remind those of you who didn't read what happened when the top pros from Europe came to ride the Tour of Elk Grove with us. They did 40 to 45 mph on the sprints and then rode the "RECOVERY" at 23 mph which was laughable for them. Hard for us.
I knew Elizabeth had made an impression when the guys started asking, "Who is the chick on the white Cervelo?"
Way to go Liz! We have to work on launching her for an interval "win". We tried the "Shake and Bake" move and it fell apart.