European road racing vs US gravel racing: Coach Ricky's experience
We're all fans of European road racing, but very few of us have done it. And gravel racing here in America continues to explode, with many of us getting in on the fun. How do the two compare?
Coach Ricky Arnopol has done both, and on this podcast he chats with Ben Delaney about his experience racing in Europe on the roads and cobbles with Project Echelon and talks about his first taste of gravel racing at the recent SBT GRVL.
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Ricky and Ben compare and contrast European road racing and American gravel racing in terms of what the numbers say — TSS, KJs, power profiles — as well as the tactics, the stress, and the fun.
Which do you think is harder? Tune in to find out!
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