Powerprofiles

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

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Sandal
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by Sandal

guys, is 20.14W/kg at 1 sec power something very unique? Does is mean you're born to be a sprinter?
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by hna

Depends on your bodyweight. And what is your 5 sec and 15 sec wattages? They are much more important than the 1 sec.

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i won't be able to try it for another 2 month probably as the true winter has finally begun where i live. Do you mean there is no direct corelation b/w 1sec power with 5 and 15 sec power?
The weight is 74kg now during off-season. i'll get rid of 2-3 kgs around the waist :) closer to the season.
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by hna

You don't win races with 1 second efforts. Not 5 sec either, but it gives a pointer towards acceleration. 15 seconds is a more typical sprint scenario.

And a complete overview of the sprint durations gives a better picture than just one number.

Edit: Your sprint isn't bad, but it doesn't necessarily make you a sprinter. You have to look at the even bigger picture to see that (5 min, 20 min and 60 min wattages). And even then it's not set in stone.

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by hna

While I am here I might as well post my own numbers:

5s - 1205 W
1 min - 721 W
5 min - 397 W
20 min - 340 W
60 min - 320-ish (estimation)

Weight: 64-65 kg

The 1 min value is good. The rest are allright. All from last season.

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Sandal wrote:guys, is 20.14W/kg at 1 sec power something very unique? Does is mean you're born to be a sprinter?


FWIW 20w/kg for 5 sec is the bottom rung for track sprinters, top rung for roadies. But as mentioned it's a bit of a pointless metric unless you have the engine to get to the end to use it. And even then sprint usually draw out longer than 5 sec.
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by RyanH

Here's my stats for the last 6 weeks:

5s 17.2w/kg
1m 9.3w/kg
5m 5.6w/kg
20m 4.9w/kg

Racing as a Cat 4 in SoCal. It's my 3rd year racing and riding. I was competitive last year, with a lower absolute power profile and 10lbs heavier.

I'm a lot stronger this season so hoping there will be an upgrade in the near future; however, everyone seems overly strong this season based on last week's race.

Are these decent numbers for Cat 4/3? Seems there are a lot of big numbers in this thread.
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by nathanong87

to answer your question. 'yes'.

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You should be Cat'ing up to 3 with those numbers.

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by KWalker

Numbers don't win races so don't worry about it. Race smart and you'll be fine.

Remember that almost none of the claims in this thread are actually verified by anything.
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by paddydog

"And even then sprint usually draw out longer than 5 sec."

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by JamieL

Tapeworm wrote:
FWIW 20w/kg for 5 sec is the bottom rung for track sprinters, top rung for roadies.


I've found that for sprints (and for almost all the flat racing i do in the ME) it's absolute power much more than W/kg which matter.

5s: 17.5W/Kg
1min: 12W/Kg
5min: 6.6W/Kg
20min: 5.5W/kg

But i weigh 62Kg so i struggle to get away on the flat and i can't get near the front on a sprint - So as KWalker says; Got to race smart.

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by KWalker

5.5w/kg would put you well near the front in lots of cat 1 and domestic pro crits in the US. A teammate of mine has several top 20 NRC finishes and weighs exactly the same with a similar 20min output. Your 1min is also more than adequate for even a world tour rider, so its somewhat surprising to hear that you have issues.
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by indigo

So many good numbers, this is dispiriting.

Can anyone post stories of having had a 190w FTP who now puts out 400+ ??

Or describe when you have had your biggest gains, and what they were.

I have a torn meniscus and am feeling miserable :-( Now unable to train for a while.

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I don't think I was at 190, but was once a full on Hubbard. Wore pro replica kit and all.

What would you like to know?

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