McEwen to tell how to win sprints

Robbie McEwen will not be sleeping in on the one rest day separating the Tour Down Under Classic from the start of the official Tour Down Under. Instead, on Monday morning at 9:00 am he will team up with announcer Phil Liggett and the Australian Institute for Sport (AIS) cycling support staff when he presents at the AIS High Performance Cycling Sport Science Conference.

After Liggett opens the conference, McEwen will deliver a presentation entitled "Winning Sprints in the Tour de France: Combining Power and Tactics." AIS experts will also give talks outlining their perspective on topics including carbon fibre bikes, bike position, power output demands of competition, preventing overuse injuries, hydration for tours, racing in the heat and monitoring training with power meters.

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