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Talented road bike athelete?

  1. Jun 28, 2007 #1
    How would you recognise that someone have talent in racing in road bike competitions?

    What criteria would you use?
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  3. Jun 28, 2007 #2
    The really good ones have product endorsement contracts. Also, the leg muscles of a good racer are situated closer to the finish line than those of the less talented ones.
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  4. Jun 28, 2007 #3
    They win? :confused:
  5. Jun 28, 2007 #4


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    I would hope that barring a serious accident, the rest of their bodies are also nearer to the finish line...
  6. Jun 28, 2007 #5
    That's where the talent part comes in.
  7. Jun 28, 2007 #6
    If you wondered about Lance Armstrong's physical attributes...
  8. Jun 28, 2007 #7


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    Only the top perhaps 1-2% of road cycling racers actually get any kind of sponsorship. The vast majority do it as a hobby. Look up the USCF.


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