Listening to the podcast yesterday . . . I gotta tell you, it was a blow to the ego.
If you listened to it – remember when they were talking about the riders who jammed the gears down to the smallest cog to start their sprint. And Jonathan laughed. And @chad said he found that “adorable”?
THAT’S WHAT I DO WHEN I SPRINT
To be semi-fair to myself, I have to this point only raced in long road and gravel races, and it rarely comes down to a sprint. That said, when I shoot for flat KOMs or do sprint training to engage my top end speed, I clunk the cassette down to the small ring and grind the rig as fast as possible.
I will now be spending the near future trying to research gear-shifting technique during a sprint. Because I can’t believe I’ve been doing it all wrong. Maybe I can believe it.
Either way, I don’t want to be a “adorable” sprinter. I’m devastated