There’s only so much manpower you can put into pedaling to make you fast on the bike. If you want to stay, or leap, to the front of the pack, you have to start working on the controllable external factors (wouldn’t it be great if weather and wind counted?). That means simple upgrades to your ride from the smallest of components to the wheels. Check out this Versus article explaining the importance of wheel selection and succeeding on course. It might just help your next race.
Aerodynamics and rotating weight are two massive factors in success, not only in time trials, but also in everyday racing at the Tour. This could not be more obvious in the wheel choices the riders make during the Tour, nor in the amount of money the wheel manufacturers spend to highlight these two factors. Continue reading