In the modern day world of bike racing, it’s easy to lose track of the principal of being well rounded. The life and times of everyone’s favorite pro cyclists are well documented on cycling media. All the pros seem to specialize in something, whether it’s Alberto Contador with climbing, Tony Martin with time trialing, or Mark Cavendish with sprinting. That is all well and good, but the way in which it trickles down to the masses can be dangerous. It seems that more and more frequently, I run into cyclists that have been racing for two years that, “definitely know they’re a sprinter”. The same can be said for time trialing, climbing, and we even have our breed of amateur Paris-Roubaix specialists.