Great braking technique is for roadies too

Check out this photo and video from a finish-line crash in stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de Suisse.

Photo by Graham Watson on

Look at the rider on the right. He’s braking hard and:

– Very low.

– Way back behind the seat. Yes that’s a viable, important position!

– Driving the force into his right foot. Note how his heel is dropped and he’s pushing straight into the pedal spindle.

His form could be more perfect, but this is impressive at 40 mph in a terrifying instant.

Here’s the video (thanks CP):


1. Learn to brake HARD.

2. Practice until the correct movements are automatic.

3. Pin it.

Thanks to Aussie Chris for the heads-up.

Know more. Have more fun!

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