cycling speed

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

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chadm
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by chadm

What is the average speed of a top pro on flat?

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by bricky21

:hmm: Just a touch faster then everyone else.
Thats what makes him a top pro rather then an average one.

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by devinci

As someone will tell you soon, there are other forum for such meaningless questions. Who care about average speed? I bet some days their average speed on flats are arround 35 km/h, go figure why

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by Scottybee

I always assumed that a pro-tour racer could sit in the peloton at 42-44km/h on the flats for a few hours and call it recovery day
17 and stupid, bear with me

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by justkeepedaling

The guys on the team at Davis already go 25 mph on the flats without too much difficulty. I would assume at least 28 mph for the pros even with half of them coasting taking a stroll

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by Ghastly

we, very much not pro, raced last sunday a flat race, little wind for 115km at 46,1 km/h average. Average heartrate 162, so not really recovery, but not killing me either.
Pro's can go faster!

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by bally81

@chadm
What is yours ?
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chadm
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by chadm

The reason for stating the question was to see how my training was going. I am currently able to stay at 25mph on flat for a long time. I train by sprinting from one stop light to the next, along with long rides. Note I am not a pro. I just have a great passion to do something I love. And next season I will make more effort to race competitively.

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by rustychain

May I respectfully suggest that there are better ways to judge your fitness. Nothing beats structured training IMO :smartass:

As to the pros, are they getting paid? Are they riding in a group. TT bike or road? Are they French? :wink:

Even then let me point out that lots of us could keep up on the flats, its the mountains that are the bugger :beerchug:
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by prendrefeu

chadm wrote:The reason for stating the question was to see how my training was going.


SO..... maybe this thread should be in the Training section of this forum? If you've never been there before, plenty of information for you.
viewforum.php?f=8

Have a mod move this thread.
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chadm
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by chadm

Ok thanks!

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by Powerful Pete

Makes sense. Moved to training. To the OP, spend some time reading the threads here and you will get a lot of knowledge on how to go about increase your fitness!
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by naisan

BTW: if you take a look at average speed for pro tt's, you will see that a strong pro on a flat can do about 28-30mph for some time. . . the best have been 53-54kph in the TDF, and Fabian, for instance, did the 50km in Mendrisio @ 32mph AVERAGE, which means he was probably going faster than that on the flats. . .but that was on a TT bike. ..

If you want to test your fitness, just race.

If you turn into a pro, please send me a jersey.

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by ninjanoir78

cancelara.. this year. Quatar tour = 82km/h on flat I think.. wow
Ninja

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by rustychain

ninjanoir78 wrote:cancelara.. this year. Quatar tour = 82km/h on flat I think.. wow

That would need something like a 55x11 at 126rpm!
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