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Re: The Academy of Cycling
« Reply #270 on: August 04, 2017, 10:30 »

You are our sports Director and here is your Dilemma:

One of your strongest rider (Turek) is part of a breakaway that will almost certainly escape the peloton and get to the finish.

But Your great Sprinter (Raim) back in the peloton is telling you that he is feeling "real strong".

So what do you do? Who are you going to "sacrifice". Who are you going to bet on?

Even ignoring the fact that they didn't get the stage win, I still don't think they got it quite right.

For me they told Turek to stop working too far out and when the gap was still manageable for the peloton. By doing that they just threw away one of the two cards they could play.

Better to get him keep on doing his turns (not strong ones though) and play it by ear.

The peloton closing in? Get Turek to take stronger pulls and let the rest of the team conserve energy back in the peloton for a bit longer.

Gap getting too big? Then you let Turek sit on or miss a few turns until the gap comes back down.
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