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“We talk about the ‘one per centers’ at training. A lot. Why? Because it’s the ‘one per centers’ – the minute details – that’ll win us gold. Being aerodynamic is one of the most important things to nail because if you’re catching too much wind you’ll slow down. You need to limit the amount of frontal surface area you present to the wind – so you need to be compact in the upper body; a nice tuck of your elbows (into your body) and getting your head as low as comfortably possible. It’s hard to hold an aerodynamic position, so we practise it often. It’ll be difficult for you to stay in a low position like this when starting out, but with practice you’ll be able to get lower and produce more power and score faster times"
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