Wow, I would have thought the pros would have a free-speed checklist (with respect to their sponsors too) that they would use during race days....
Some get paranoid about punctures and don;t realize how much slower or faster a tire is. A lot of that understanding is relatively new. 10 years ago, 99% would only be concerned that a gatorskin is heavier and rides firmer. We now realize, since we stopped listening to roadies, that weight is almost irrelevant, and RR and more so, aerodynamic properties are what really matter.
Keep in mind, Potts started out in ITU, so he might have spent too much time with more road racing focused individuals.
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