Looking for some thoughts and ideas here lads.
My 12 year old raced in the 16:30ZHQ anti-sandbagging Crit yesterday, but was ‘throttled back’ in D. Which was a shame, he was sitting in 10th out of 55 at the time on the road, but had been dropped by the lead group and 2 other riders in a pair. He was ahead of the next bunch by 9s at the time and about 1.5 laps in.
What i don’t know is how/why he got the dunce hat… Was it because he was over 200w too often ? Or was it his consistent power that was too high ? Or… I’m just curious what the criteria is… He’s got a 450w turn of speed on him, but being 12, that’s a short 20s power surge and his happy place is closer to 150w rather than 200w…
I did notice we’ve not adjusted his height or weight lately, so i’ve now set them higher… which i’m hoping allows him to race.
He doesn’t have the sustained power to win in D against the big units, but as i say, i’m just curious as to what aspect of his riding is getting him Dunced.