Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pro Athletes Are Just Different from the Rest of Us

From (40-year-old) Jens Voigt (here):
I could ride from Los Angeles to Denver anytime you ask me and keep a 35kph average. But professional races get decided when we’re riding 50 or 55kph. The ability to produce that kind of power over a shorter time is crucial to make the front group or to get in a breakaway, and that’s what I must have—and what hurts the most to get.
How many of us, regardless of age, could ride from LA to Denver "anytime you ask" at an average of nearly 22 mph?

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