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If you have ever wondered how Tour de France riders such as Tyler Farrar and Mark Cavendish sprint so fast you're not alone. Sprinting is largely a natural talent. Many cyclists figure out early on if they have the genetic goods needed to beat other riders to the line. Everyone has some combination of fast and slow twitch muscle fibers. Natural sprinters typically have more of these fast twitch muscle fibers. Even if you don't have the genetic makeup of a natural sprinter, there are ways you can improve your sprinting speed.

Specific Workouts

Jumps: A good way to improve your explosive
power is to do 10 second sprints starting from a
relatively low speed. You can pick a landmark like...


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