Trunk Pelvic Roll: Sprinting

Triathlon & Time Trials | Climbing | Sprinting
Paceline & Tempo | Special Situations

At the end of a long road race, the top sprinters are defined by the quality of the Trunk Pelvic Roll off the saddle sprint. Teammates are rewarded with their effort in positioning their sprinter, victorious. The sprinter maximizes power output by performing the Trunk Pelvic Roll over a very tight axis rather than waste valuable energy in using the arms to swing the bike from side to side. The effort that is directed to the downstroke must be matched proportionally to unloading the upstroke; otherwise the effort will be wasted. The benefit is to focus the effort on the crankarms, create a decisive acceleration and sustain the velocity to the line.