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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:35 am 
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Weaknesses aside. Would level would you say is the most important for each of these types of races? Threshold, VO2 max, Anaerobic capacity, or neuromuscular?


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Road race seems to be about having a big base/aerobic capacity. So that you're as fresh as possible for the finish.

Crits you can probably get away with less of a base.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:16 am 
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Threshold. Pursuit, points race, mountain xc, cyclocross - threshold. Maybe the odd vo2 and anaerobic work but you will always be better off with a larger FTP.

"Its an aerobic sport, dammit."

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horses for courses...

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:30 am 
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Threshold.As tapeworm says,best threshold wins races (that aren't 20 second track sprints)


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