Cancellara's saddle position

onm

Sep 2, 2009
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Anyone else noticed how far Cancellara perches himself on the saddle?

Seems very far forward.

I only noticed, because I absolutely love watching him ride. Superb rider!
 

FarEast

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Lots of riders do this especailly in the TT's or Climbing, Riders will also do this to to move the strain on the muscles to a different location.

If you look at him stage racing he is much futher back.
 

onm

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Interesting.

Coming from an MTB / BMX background, I am not used to so much calculated discipline.

Will have a look out for the other riding positions in use, and try to learn from them.
 

Phil

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Yeah, you see this a lot when the riders are going hard in breakaways...such as, say, a 45 km solo breakaway in P-R...:) The exertion pulls you forward onto the nose.

Lots of road racers have a big setback on the saddles because, as James says, in long stage races and the like they spend a lot of time sitting fairly upright in the peloton and not putting out a lot of power. In that case, it's more comfy to sit further back for most.