Improve your power

Want to be a successful road racer? Sure you do, who doesn't? The problem is, in order to achieve your goal you're going to need to be a half decent sprinter.

Look at races the length and breadth of the country and the riders getting the points are those that emerge from the pack at the end of a race and get across the line in the top few places. Countless hundreds of riders have the capacity to finish the race in the bunch, very many fewer have the ability to emerge from it in the final few hundred yards and trouble the scorers.

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