• Hill Climb
  • Sprint and Attack
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"Hill Climb"

Actual Competition Point In hill climbing, by alternating between standing and seated pedaling, and by pedaling efficiently, stress can be dispersed so that continuous high output to counter the slope is possible.

Key Points to Pedaling While Seated

POINT 1

In an upward slope pressure is constant so pedaling efficiency naturally increases.

POINT 1

POINT 2

Early input and torque at 90 degrees is important.

POINT 2
  1. Pushing forward foot
  2. Stepping down foot
  3. Pulling foot
  4. Lifting foot

POINT 3

To disperse stress, the torque zone is lengthened.

POINT 3
Torque Zone

Key points to pedaling in a standing position

POINT 1

This is less efficient than seated pedaling but from a higher position the weight of the body can be used to apply a strong force.

POINT 1

POINT 2

120 degrees is the peak but if the step is too long there is loss.

POINT 2
POINT 2
  1. Pushing forward foot
  2. Stepping down foot
  3. Pulling foot
  4. Lifting foot

Pedaling Coaching

In hill climbing, regarding torque curve, while maintaining a long torque zone, be conscious of stepping foot torque volume and timing for a torque display between 90 degrees and 120 degrees.

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"Sprint and Attack"

Actual Competition Point In sprint and attack, breaking away from the group, and entering into the top place in the sprint for the finish, it is important to output maximum power in a short period of time.

Key Points to Pedaling while Attacking

POINT 1

At 90 degrees the stepping foot torque must be increased with a short strong application of force.

POINT 1
  1. Pushing forward foot
  2. Stepping down foot
  3. Pulling foot
  4. Lifting foot

POINT 2

To achieve high output, the force of the foot on the side opposite of the stepping foot works in a tangential direction.

POINT 2
  1. Pushing forward foot
  2. Stepping down foot
  3. Pulling foot
  4. Lifting foot

Key Points to Pedaling in a Sprint to the Finish

POINT 1

When the finish is flat maintain a long torque zone with a high cadence of around 110 rpm.

POINT 1
Torque Zone

Pedaling Coaching

In sprint and attack, in order for high output, regard the vector display and use the lifting leg effectively, while maintaining a high cadence and a long torque zone.