WTRL #132 – Flatland Loop
Course Notes – 3 Laps inc Lead In – 39.2km
One of the longest courses, with even the fast teams taking over 50mins!
Flat early on for each lap, the climbing comes at 6km, 19km and 32km respectively, spread across 3 laps. I say climbing, but other than a short 5% kicker at these points, really the slope is no more than false flat of 1-2%. Each lasting around 5.5km, before a 2km descent at 4-5% average. Try and push the effort each lap and make sure you also push right over the top and onto the downslope before any easing off. It will be hard to get back together due to the speeds on the way down.
More details below. All distances are based on full race distance from Start Pens. Use button above to print off simplified notes page for DS-ing.
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|LAP 1||Feature Length||Elevation||Notes|
|0km||0.2km||-4%||Initial drop out of start pens, plenty of time to get into formation on flat section|
|0.5km||5.5km||Flat and fast, maximum rotations, but remember course is long!|
|6km||5.5km||3%||‘CLIMB’ – Initial short kick, but then just a sustained false flat.|
|11.5km||2km||-4-5%||Resonable descent, but SuperTucking not really feasible, continue pushing right through Start/Finish and on to Lap 2|
|LAP 2||Feature Length||Elevation||Notes|
|13.5km||5.0km||Flat and fast, maximum rotations, start to take stock and see what the team can do|
|19km||5.5km||3%||‘CLIMB’ – Initial short kick, but then just a sustained false flat. Try to pick up the effort on Lap 2, but don’t kill everyone yet. An extra 5W-10W here and there might be plenty.|
|24.5km||2km||-4-5%||Resonable descent, but SuperTucking not really feasible, continue pushing right through Start/Finish and on to Lap 3|
|LAP 3||Feature Length||Elevation||Notes|
|26.5km||5.0km||Flat and fast, maximum rotations, you might have to start shortening turns or picking strong riders by now.|
|31.5km||5.5km||3%||‘CLIMB’ – Initial short kick, but then just a sustained false flat. Last big set of efforts before the final descent to the finish. Keep shortening the turns, but maintaining the high power and momentum. Consider burning riders on this section.|
|37km||2km||-4-5%||Resonable descent, but SuperTucking not really feasible, continue pushing right through and build for a hard finish|