Taylor Phinney

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  1. Ade Merckx

    Ade Merckx New Member

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    Wow! what an athlete. Fantastic Genes obviously. At 18 he's the World Pursuit Champ and Silver medalist at the Kilo.:cool: Discuss...
     
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  2. Meek One

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    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    No doubt!

    Since you posted this in the training forum I guess the training message is to choose your parents wisely;)
     
  4. Ade Merckx

    Ade Merckx New Member

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    Indeed Dave, should we be surprised that he did so well in the kilo? How much of that event is aerobic?
     
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    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Tape your nose and mouth shut about 30 seconds before the start and see how far you get... :p
     
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    Then again, it will be completely different story when he joins PT field. Super talent of course, but road racing is team work, was it Alberto, Lance or Taylor.
     
  7. Alex Simmons

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    Contribution from aerobic energy production would, I'd hazard a guess, be roughly 1/3rd to 2/5ths of the total energy production for such an event.
     
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    whoawhoa New Member

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    Phinney just finished 9th GC along with 6th in the tt and 10th on the final stage at triptyque mont et chateau (uci 2.2). This is his first European race out of the Juniors and he's racing against some of the best u23s and elite continental riders in Europe. In my mind, this is more impressive than any of his results on the track, at least as far as his future in road racing is concerned. It's simply nuts to do that well with so little road experience. It's gonna be fun to see where he goes.
     
  9. Meek One

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    Phinney will continue to impress and amaze, but you may not grasp what a 4:15 Pursuit is, or a 1:01 Kilo... They are unbelievably impressive. He DOMINATES Olympians in the Pursuit and he is a good U23 (but will probably be great) road rider. There is a difference.

     
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