“Practice doesn’t make perfect, only perfect practice makes perfect.
~ George S. Halas
As a group, we are making progress each week. By practicing specific techniques during the course of your training, you will better prepare your brain-body connection for making quick decisions and quick responses when needed. Things happen fast in crit racing.
We have three more Tuesdays before the Tour of KC and Tour of Lawrence crit weekends. Local teams are well represented at these events, so let’s focus on team strategy as we head into the area’s biggest races.
Team strategy is an important part of successful crit (and road) racing. Know what your role is and the roles of your teammates. Practice communicating and making your moves whether if be lead-outs, breakaways, blocking, or maintaining position. Practice switching roles if that would be a possibility.
What do you do if you do not have a team member in your race? It’s likely that there are others in the same situation. Talk with them to see if they want to join forces with you. Communication will be more of a priority in this scenario if you have not practiced specific cues with each other.