After looking at a photo someone took of a group ride I was on, I came to the stark realization that my body-type sucks for cycling. I’m 180cm and 95kg, my shoulders are nearly twice as broad as the other cyclists in the group, and I’ve got super long calves and short femurs. The other cyclists are like a spear going through the air while I’m a shield; I get comments all the time about how great it is to draft behind me…that’s great cause I’m in full aero tuck .
With this type of body, what should I focus on to be an effective cyclist? I’m the lightest I’ve ever been but that’s not going to change my CdA. Would it be better to focus on becoming a diesel engine with a massive FTP to counter my horrible aerodynamics? I’m not racing crits and I probably will only do a handful of road races next year.