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How to dress for winter racing

How to dress for winter racing

When racing in the winter there is a fine balance when it comes to being warm and comfortable as well as efficient and aero Brutal weather at the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico (Photo: Watson) When going out on a long winter ride your primary, if not sole, concern will be ensuring you are protected from the elements . However, when racing you want to remain as efficient and aero as possible, whilst not allowing the cold or rain to inhibit your performance. If racing there are several considerations that should impact your clothing selection: (i) What type of race and riding will be involved – is it a road race, criterium or closed road circuit, cyclo-cross or time trial etc? (ii) The next important factor is how long will you be out in the elements- warm-up, race and warm-down? (iii) Lastly, take note of the weather forecast and be prepared for the worst. Footwear Mavic Ksyrium Pro Thermo shoes Your extremities are often the first thing to suffer in the cold. There are specific winter shoes on the market, but when racing you might prefer to wear your favourite trusty pair of shoes. If this is the case, the best option […]

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