They are fast. Stupidly fast. If they get a flat and a wheel change it takes them about 90 seconds to catch back to a big-ringing group, and that’s with no motorpacing assistance. If they stop at a traffic light, they accelerate up to 28mph before settling back down to cruising pace. Fast is their natural state of matter.
The guys from my second favorite bike shop in the whole world take a spin with team CSC. These guys burn about 6000 Calories a day for training purposes – about what I do (sometimes) in an entire week of workouts. (via fancycanoe)