This is my world of cycling and just a fun way for me to share my experiences, thoughts and joy I have for cycling. Thanks for visiting Cycle Jabber and good luck in your training! Dirk Friel

Monday, July 03, 2006

Finally or first TdF Power file!
Stage 2 Christian Vande Velde
Here is Christian's stats from today's stage.

Entire workout (183 watts):
Duration: 6:01:56
Work: 3983 kJ
TSS: 287.5 (intensity factor 0.69)
Norm Power: 262
VI: 1.43
Distance: 144.252 mi
Min Max Avg
Power: 0 782 183 watts
Heart Rate: 0 240 14 bpm
Cadence: 29 253 91 rpm
Speed: 0 59.3 23.9 mph
Pace 1:01 0:00 2:31 min/mi
Crank Torque: 0 742 170 lb-in
Peak 5s (726 watts):
Duration: 0:06
Work: 4 kJ

Overall this looks like a fairly easy day for Christian as he was no where near his max power at any duration.
-His Critical Power 6 was 368 and he can easily do 410w+ for over 6 minutes.
-He eather coasted or pedalled below 20rpm for 85 minutes of the 6hrs
-Most of all he missed being in the crash with 2k to go!

Hopefully Christian can complete the first week's stages with this much ease everyday and enter the stage 7 time trial and then the Pyrenees with relatively fresh legs.

posted by Dirk at 12:48 PM


Blogger Robert said...

But look at that TSS! That would almost kill me. Sheesh!

1:56 PM

Blogger Dirk said...

Robert- Great comment. Yes a TSS score of 250+ is intense. It is a bit like doing 2.5 hrs of time trialling (at a 60-min. time trial pace!), so I can see why that may kill you. It would kill me too. The pros have had to build up immense training volume to be able to handle that type of stress day after day.

3:00 PM


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