Julia Kalotas Takes 2nd in Goldfields Tour

BY IN Exercise Institute News On October 24, 2015


Julia was only passed in the final 5 meters of the finish line

A hectic finish saw Julia and also Niken Jeffries finish well in the final sprint on stage 3 of the Goldfields Tour for Nicheliving Racing

We had a Verve: Infocrank power meter on board and were able to accurately outline Julias throw to the line. It certainly was not a conventional finish for Julia, she saw a gap early, really early and made her run for it…..

650watts average for just under 1 minute is pretty high by anyone’ s standards, but probably the highest w/kg we have seen for a sustained output over this duration of any females data file reviewed. #cansprint


Julia’s non-smoothed power trace for the final sprint

Julia has only been working within the Hall Cycling for a couple months and has come from Gary Suckling’s stable of talented sprinters. The Suckling’s are a family of almost ‘born’ sprinters and have reared a great many quality high power athletes with their techniques.


After almost 1.5 hours of racing Julia unleashed a massive 55 second output. Endurance is critical to being able to sprint well in the final of a race

Over the last 2 months Julia has been focusing heavily on her endurance and aerobic capacity, such that when she gets to the finish she hopefully in better shape to use her sprint. This overlapped with high lactic work of repeated sprinting with short recoveries means she can withstand the effects of high lactic production and continue to produce power.

Considering the large volume of anaerobic power work she has completed over a chronic time frame her success in a sprint alongside some of Australia’s best international sprinters is no fluke.


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