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    AIS Boot Camp

    I thought this was quite an interesting article about the Australian women's team selection process.


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    Seems a little extreme, especially all that riding without knowing the distance or what the heck is going on. I am not aware any races where you ride cluelessly and endlessly.
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    Interesting bootcamp. Did she make the team I wonder?
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    @serious it's part of the mind games. Anyone who has had experience with the pro-conti circuit would know it's a brutal muthaf***er. Never mind distance, sometimes you don't even know you're racing till a day or two beforehand.

    The AIS have structured this selection course very carefully to weed out those who lack the mental fortitude. There is a lot more to racing than just having a pimping w/kgs and this quickly sorts the women from the girls.

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