Specificity for other plans

If there is specific training build into cross plans why not jave specificity build into other training plans ie.crit plan? Cornering, sprint finish, big part of racing.

It is a good question and one of differences between cyclocross and criteriums.

Generally cx’ers can goto to field and practice whereas crit racers can’t practice cornering on open streets. You can goto an empty parking lot and use cones or water bottles to ‘make a corner’ and practice around. Some office park lots even have curbs to practice around on the weekends.

That’s why w don’t have practice sessions in road and crit plans. In our TT plans we do instruct riders to practice in the their TT position. Also the best way to practice cornering is to race - a LOT. Like twice a weekend + your mid week crit series if you have one.

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