Training with the pros: Lucy Garner on sprinting

Tips from the top courtesy of double world junior champion

Really analysing the course and the weather conditions helps. That’s something that really helped me with my win in China [first professional win at the Tour of Chongming Island last year].

I was really focussing on where the wind was coming – it was a headwind, so I knew I had to leave the sprint as late as possible and a lot of the girls went too early.

Pay attention to the weather conditions when you sprint – delay your sprint as long as possible in a headwind (pic: Sirotti)

Obviously it’s really hard to sprint for a long time into the wind so I just sheltered for as long as possible and just sprinted as late as I could.

I think conditions are really important to concentrate on during the sprint and just to help in knowing where you should start the sprint.

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