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CLIP 6105

The role of a sprint cyclist

The role of a sprint cyclist
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Key Info
  • The role of a sprint cyclist
  • Duration: 3:14
  • Sprinters Mark Cavendish, Roger Hammond and Robbie Hunter explain what it takes to be a top-class sprint cyclist at the front of the peloton. The sprint specialists describe their approach to leading out a sprint for the line. Teamwork is involved in getting the top sprinters to the front. Includes illustrative clips from road races. This BBC Sport clip was first published on BBC Sport Academy online on 3 May 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Physical Education

       Topic:

    Other Sport

  • Keywords: outdoor sport, risk, tactics, endurance, winning, success, Tour de France, positive mental attitude, attacking, bicycles
Ideas for use in class
  • Introduces an element of cycle road racing. Talks about the need for mental focus and tactical planning in endurance sports.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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