Race 'warmup' phase

 So does everyone ignore the warmup at the beginning of races and just hammer at full blast off the line - if so what’s the point of it? 

The watts go down when the gates go down.  Some people consider 600+w their warmup.  The warm up is up to each riders interpretation.

If you not doing this out the gate, then just forget it… it’s a race, the pen is the warm up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtMWmxdaMa0
(I think BathSalts is in gate #2??)

 

Don’t get me wrong I’ve no problem with the ‘full tilt from the word go’ - I was just asking what the point of having "warmup’ at the top of the screen was.

And what idiots down voted it? - especially as nobody’s answered the question…