Lighter rid­ers need guts

MCN - - LIFE ON BIKES -

In­ter­est­ing view of Ana Car­rasco’s world championship win from Bruce Hosie (MCN Let­ters, De­cem­ber 19). A lighter rider does not equate to a faster lap, be­cause it is as much a hand­i­cap as an ad­van­tage. Ob­vi­ously, like most arm­chair crit­ics, Mr Hosie has lit­tle or no rac­ing knowl­edge. A lighter rider has to work harder as their weight af­fects bike dy­nam­ics less, and they have to lean more for the same rea­son. It takes guts and skill to go faster. Carl Web­ber, email

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