- Jan 14, 2010
I have a stage race coming up. Â The format/schedule will be Sat. crit first then TT, Sun. road race. I've never placed well in the GC because of disastrous road races. Â The crit is a 4 corner with turns 1 and 3 narrowing the road. Â In the past 2 years the group has slowed way down (15-17 mph) then jumped hard out of those corners... There are time bonuses for 5 sec primes and top 3 places (20, 15,10?) The TT course is flat windy almost rectangle with 3 right turns. Â Allegedly the results from this stage set the GC. Â I've finished 5th and 7th with the 2 worst TTs of my life but as I said never finished well in the GC. Â On a great day I *would* win the TT, on a bad day I *could* win the TT. Â I've never tried to prepare as thoroughly for this race as I have this year I've pre-ridden the RR loop and TT course twice now, and will hit the TT course again 1 more time. Normally when I race on Saturday I do light active recovery or take Thursday off, then do an opener Friday. Â For this race I'm thinking of resting Friday, letting the crit open up my legs and focusing the week towards Sunday. Does that sound reasonable, how would you structure the week of a pretty big two day event?