I watched the prologue last night, or most of it in between snoozes. Average speeds on 50kph, I haven't managed that on the Veloway descent with a tailwind. These blokes are freaks. The TV coverage doesn't do it justice, they didn't look that fast. Awesome.
Those 180 degree corners looked particularly nasty. They were racing on really small cobbles alot of the way as well....would have been interesting if it had rained.
Shit, that's what I've been doing wrong!
Apparently some of them were running 58's in front.
"Sperm helmet" that would explain all the "erection disfunctional" commercials i was starting to think they thought all cyclist had a problem?????
It was impressive nevertheless, commentators saying they'll finish a kilometre in less than a minute, beastly
Yep, bloody amazing stuff really. I can just crack 60 heading down The Parade with a little tail wind. The course they were riding seemed to have some gentle uphill sections - that's gotta hurt!
Adding to the effect of the big gearing, most will be using 177.5 mm or bigger cranks.
I want to know what cadence these freaks do......better look up strava
Evans was churning a high cadence..must have been at least 100.
Do any of those riders actually post their rides / race results on Strava ?
forget the new pedals - sperm helmets is where its at!