Bike Handling 101

A quick ‘pen’ while the thought was fresh…

LeanIn Cornering© Concepts

Stage 18 of the 2016 Tour de France, was an individual TT, that featured a set of corners and a wide chicane near the end of the run that posed a very real problem for a small number of riders on course today. You may wonder why this was so.

Alright then let’s get down to the nuts and bolts analysis of why it did pose a problem.

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If you watch the video of Oliver Naesen from Iam Cycling, you can see that his exit was a bit wide (off line) out of the prior corner and consequently, that put him off line for the entry (turn in point) for the following turn in which he ran off. Of course this is why he and his bike went off the road and over the barrier. Miss the corner  entry, guaranteed you’ll miss the corner exit… outcome?…

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