Aren’t riding flats easy and boring?
Riding Flats does include long periods of riding with little variation except in the scenery, but remember Tour riders often expend their highest power levels when sprinting over flats.
So the challenges with flats are often related to anaerobic sprints. Just watch the frenzy at the end of a tour stage with twenty and thirty cyclists racing to the finish line to appreciate the challenges of riding flats.
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