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What do the fastest triathlon bikers have in common?

The fastest bikers in triathlon love to talk about their strength and power, but they often don't win because everyone else is drafting them even though they don't get a penalty. Bike for show, run for dough is the saying that applies to this situation.
 
Transcript: "I think the big thing that all the fastest bikers in triathlon has if they love talking about it, oh my days. They think they're heroes because they're so strong on the bike and their power, they sit on the front. You don't hear the fastest swimmers-- you never hear Josh Amberger talking a big swim up. Patrick Lange very rarely talks up some of his fastest runs. But definitely in the men's side, those big power bikers they like to tell everyone. And the only reason they often don't win is because everyone else is drafted even though they haven't been given a drafting penalty. You know they say, bike for show, run for though."
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Tim Don

🇬🇧 4x World Champion, Olympian, IM Champ
I think the big thing that all the fastest bikers in triathlon has if they love talking about it, oh my days. They think they're heroes because they're so strong on the bike and their power, they sit on the front. You don't hear the fastest swimmers-- you never hear Josh Amberger talking a big swim up. Patrick Lange very rarely talks up some of his fastest runs. But definitely in the men's side, those big power bikers they like to tell everyone. And the only reason they often don't win is because everyone else is drafted even though they haven't been given a drafting penalty. You know they say, bike for show, run for though.
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Kyle Buckingham

4x Ironman Champion, Triathlon Coach
Hi James. I think a lot of the strongest cyclist in Triathlon have in common is they might quite a few of them have a bit of a deficit coming out of the water in the swim and they have to work really hard to bridge up to the group and sometimes like we see in Iron Man. Will Champs is though guys. Like Cameron worth and Sebastian Kina, elano Saunders and a few others will really work hard to bridge up to the rest of the field. And so they, you know, they and they really work on the aerodynamics as well to get the best out of their performance, they do love the W and they obviously trained really hard on the back so they, you know, able to do that. But yeah, I mean, you do take it out of your legs going on to the run. So that's why you tend to see the stronger Runners. At the end of the day, pulling out the base result.
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Barry Anderson

🇺🇸 Analyst - Fitter multiple Olympic teams
Other than the obvious answer of power, they have lots of power and strength and athletic capacity. I would say the one thing they all have in common is they have Aerodynamic positions that have been sharpened as much as possible without sacrificing stability and respiratory efficiency. If you make yourself more aerodynamic but you can't breathe. Well, that's not fast if you make yourself aerodynamic. But you decrease stability on the saddle, you can't push down as hard. So what do they all have in common incredible athletic gifts and the most aerodynamic position Mission, they can find that does not compromise stability and respiratory efficiency.
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Emma Pallant-Browne

🇬🇧 Multi 70.3 🥇, 2x World Champ Duathlete
I think the fastest bike riders and chaff Lon having common aerodynamics, I think they are all in great positions on great equipment and I guess the ability to suffer and suffer alone, I think a lot of them are either not scared to go off the front on their own or not scared to Chase and and have 12 sitting like 20 meters, back behind them. I think it's just that Mental. Yeah, that mental person be able to push you against your power meter and holding that position. Like all of their positions are rapid.