The individual athletes will be hopping on a Trek road bike with clipless pedals to kick off the 2018 CrossFit Games. The teams will also be jumping on a bike, but it won’t be moving down the road.
Dave Castro teased the first event for teams with a picture of the new Concept 2 Bike Erg. His caption, “TE1 @crossfitgames#crossfitgames @concept2inc. Best guess at details of this event wins a set of @reebok nanos.”
Castro elicited guesses by announcing he is giving away a pair of Reebok Nanos to the person who guesses the closest to the actual event.
He also posted a couple videos/photos of a Jessica Griffith testing events for Castro today. After reading his new book, it is likely the details are still being worked out. However, Castro was playing with the idea of a straight 6×1 relay for the teams last year for the Run-Swim-Run. That concept would have taken a really long time and was eventually nixed in favor of three pairs.
Could Castro go back to a 4×1 relay with the Bike Erg?
What’s interesting is the story above was reshared by Sam Dancer. Dancer qualified for the Games on a team. It’s curious that he would be around if Castro was testing team events.
The Games are just 16 days away…stay tuned.