On occassion I will blog about individuals demonstrating maximum effort on the bike. Hence coining this feat "On The Rivet." So what does on the rivet mean? This term is used when a cyclist or triathlete is going all out on the bike. It is a common term. There is even a blogspot.com page that is titled "On The Rivet."
Here is the definition: On the rivet is a cycling term meaning giving a maximum effort. When a rider is pressing hard they will scoot forward on the seat to press on the peddles with their hips over the peddles. This allows for great pressure on the peddles with high rpm too. It is a method for producing large amounts of sustained power.
Here are the highlights of the race by Velo news.
French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni won Wednesday’s Danilith-Nokere Koerse one-day race ahead of Brit Adam Blythe in Nokere, Belgium. Bouhanni, riding for Cofidis, skated across the line with a comfortable margin over Aqua Blue Sport’s Blythe, who was just ahead of third place Joeri Stallaert at the end of the 192.3km race.
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With about 35km to go, a sizable chase group split off the front of the peloton, in pursuit of the seven leaders, who were 50 seconds up the road.
However, the split wouldn’t hold, and the breakaway was caught in the final lap of racing.
A few more opportunists tried to attack in the final kilometers — BMC’s Silvan Dillier went away on a solo attack inside the final four kilometers. Though he got support from another rider, the finale was too fast for an escape to stay clear. With 2.2km to go, the field was back together with Wanty-Groupe Gobert driving the pace.
With the finish positioned atop the Nokereberg, positioning was essential on the narrow climb. Bouhanni was ideally situated, third wheel, behind two WB Veranclassic riders, and when he unleashed his sprint, none could follow. The 26-year-old collected his first win of 2017, just days before an important appointment at Milano-Sanremo, where he was fourth in 2016 after suffering a skipping chain in the sprint.
Here is a video of the final kilometers of the race.
Nacer Bouhanni's team COFIDIS trains and races on Orbea Bicycles.
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