Moderator: Moderator Team
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
MattSoutherden wrote:strobbekoen wrote:Not sure if this been posted before, but some numbers on the final climb saturday
Froome: 435W , 24'41"
Yes. If he was at 6.5W/Kg for 24 minutes. That would seem pretty consistent with an ftp of around 6.1/6.2W/Kg
Not sure why that's surprising.
If he rides Ventoux or the d'Huez double at 6.5, then we have a problem.
This explains it a bit. I'm not convinced it was super dirty, but rather a product of a perfectly executed stage and seizing control of the moment: http://veloclinic.tumblr.com/post/54770 ... rning-shot
What I didnt like was his post race interview on stage 8 where he arrogantly downgraded Quintana and his tactics basically calling him an idiot with a "what was he thinking when he attacked?". If thats not disrespecting your adversaries I dont know what is.
As to my prior comments I would have thought Porte would have tried to minimize his losses after he lost touch to the main group. A top 10 finish would have been in his reach easily but I guess he's fully dedicated to Froome and not thinking of his personal ambitions. Those will probably wait for the vuelta. Hey he may even had team orders to take it easy.
Also I think he was actually able to attack and leave Froome on the final climb yesterday, but given there was a descent right after, best if he isnt attacking. After all he demonstrated a fairly poor descending skill in stage 8. i hope he wont lose much time at tomorrow's ITT.
- Posts: 490
- Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:54 pm
- Location: Northern Italy close to Gavia and Mortirolo
aerozy wrote:strobbekoen wrote:He was at 6.3 W/kg for 24 min
Didnt sports science say he did a low 23min with 6.5W/kg? Maybe they got it wrong
even if I like to do these simple calculations too, W/Kg from VAM is affected by many variables: http://blog.aeroweenie.com/2013/07/watt ... l?spref=fb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; so there's always a part, not marginal, of error.
Shouting 6.3, 6.5 is pure... well, let's just say - not very smart.
To be accurate for the w/kg calculation you need precise FTP, wattage for the duration and weight of a rider. What you can be certain of is only a bike weight - 6.8 - 7.2 for most guys. The rest is pure speculation - and most of you seem to forget about it. When using "facts" bring the "facts" forward - not hearsay.
http://blog.aeroweenie.com/2013/07/watt ... -math.html
euan wrote:It was Kennaugh that was hit
Right, got it. Seeing that Kennaugh is a big part of the Sky team, not much being made of that incident. Unlike when Greipal caused that crash, they went on and on about it and laying blame directly at him.
- Similar Topics
- Last post
- 40 Replies
- 9454 Views
Last post by Devastazione
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:15 pm
- 3 Replies
- 428 Views
Last post by Zakalwe
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:46 pm
- 5 Replies
- 927 Views
Last post by Fiery
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:20 pm
- 27 Replies
- 3165 Views
Last post by BearCrawl
Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:48 pm
- 13 Replies
- 683 Views
Last post by grahus
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:36 am