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“I know that I am three times already become world champion in this position, it’s also a mental factor for me,” 

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08.10.2016 @ 16:49 Posted by Joseph Doherty

Much has been made of the fact that Tony Martin changed his TT position last winter to be more aerodynamic. The Etixx-QuickStep rider has now realized the position is not as effective for him as it is for others and will revert to his original position for the Worlds.

 

“I know that I am three times already become world champion in this position, it’s also a mental factor for me,” Martin told Radsport News. “So, it can not be that bad. Next year, we can see if we take smaller steps for better aerodynamics.”

 

Martin explained exactly what the changes he made were and why he and his team tried the experiment in the first place.

 

“The changes have been serious. I had my hands very high up and my elbows low down, but that wasn’t for me,” he added. “Now, I feel much more comfortable again. One has to accept that the aerodynamics are not everything, but the comfort factor plays a very, very important role. If your body does not work well, then whole aerodynamics thing means nothing.”

 

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