Just have a question about how well being able to run fast (sprint) translates to having a good kick*?
*This isn't from a sprinting point of view, more just an ability to accelerate the bike quickly.
My racing and training this season has been severely limited since I've been living in another country but last season when I was racing A3 in France I found that my kick was and pretty much always has been very average. I am very quick though when running. I play football(soccer) at a high enough level as a winger, and have been the fastest player in any of the teams I've played for in the last few years. My average kick is probably down to bad out-of the-saddle technique, wrong gearing etc. but I was wondering is there any physiological difference between the two sports. It's very much down to calf muscle fibres in sprinting(running) AFAIK, so I'm wondering since pedalling is more pushing down with the quads, and stabilisation with the calves, do the fibres in the quads matter more for better acceleration on the bike?
"Je pédale, donc je suis" - René Descartes (I think
2011 Canyon Aeroad CF
2012 Canyon Ultimate Al