Trismarter.com Triathlon Coach Regina Hammond explains the physiology behind cyclocross competition and offers some great insight and tips on the sport that is rapidly growing in popularity. Check out the complete article on trifuel.com.
From the article:
“Developing power on the bike to pull through thick mud patches and sand traps is what will keep a racer in the lead during ‘cross. The force necessary to push and pull the pedals through mud and snow requires a high degree of motor unit utilization. Sprint and Olympic distance triathletes are accustomed to using fast twitch muscles while racing, but don’t discount long–distance triathletes. Those who train with power won’t have to worry about saving their legs for the half or full marathon, and will be able to hang onto the wheels of other riders, easily pushing by when others fatigue.”