We are a couple of weeks into the racing season and already the battle lines are being drawn among the larger teams. You would recognize the names; Texas Roadhouse, First Internet Bank, Zipp, Shellers, and the riders; Tolson, Kroll, Peterson, Richter, Clark. Last week a few Bakehouse raced the Eagle Creek oval criterium and this weekend we were at the Marian circuit. For me, pre-race preparation included listing the teams and individual riders, a review of earlier race results, who is going well, theorizing a presumed strategy for the big teams and establishing a plan to either insert myself into ‘the break’ or positioning for the inevitable trains as they developed in the last few laps. Some things can be cross tabulated, but bike racing doesn’t easily lend itself to absolutes. However, mathematically, all things being equal, if one team has 4 riders and another has 3 then the ‘lesser’ team- in the simplest equation- has to have someone double up on coverage to counter in the last set to engage in all of the ‘larger’ team’s attacks. So, an interloping team or individual rider needs to be aware of this dynamic and respond accordingly. Simple, Yes? (wink-wink-nudge-nudge). But bike races aren’t fought on paper.
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I hope to see you on the road with us in 2017!
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