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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Josep Jufre Pou's Team Time Trial Data
Josep and the whole Predictor-Lotto team had a great team time trial yesterday in Italy at the Coppi-Bartali stage race. As usual, Josep downloaded his data by using WKO+ immediately after the stage and synchronized the data to his TrainingPeaks account when he got back to his hotel room. The system is working like a charm and team physician Dr De Neve can have access to all of the race and training data even when he isn't travelling with the team.

Here is a screen shot of Josep's WKO+ file from the afternoon team time trial stage. This shows his heart rate and speed. He averaged 164bpm for 13:31 and hit a max of 171bpm.

In the morning the teams raced 95kms in 2:12. Josep placed 29th just 41 seconds down from the two-man breakaway. His stats for the morning stage were:

2:13; 95kms

1874 kj

139 TSS points (.79 intensity factor)

301 noemalized power

234 avg watts

993 max watts

135 avg HR

166 Max HR

89 avg rpm

Look for more from the team possibly later ion the week as this race ends Saturday. The next race we hope to get data from will be the Tour of Georgia.


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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Predictor-Lotto Wins Coppi-Bartali TTT!

Predictor-Lotto came storming out of the blocks Monday to win the 11km team time trial at the Coppi-Bartali stage race in Italy.

The average speed was 52kph in very dangerous rainy conditions.
The time trial was the second stage of the day after a morning road stage of 95 kms.

Look for the Predictor team on US soil at the Tour of Georgia April 15-22nd.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Bernie Lieff 2nd Annual Memorial Ride
Sunday, April 8, 2007
10 am

Riders of all abilities are welcome.

The ride will begin at ProPeloton (2615 13th St Boulder,(303) 415-1292) at 10:00 and proceed to Amante Coffee, corner of Yarmouth and Broadway, for the first leg. Then on to either Hygiene or Jamestown, with a stop at the Mercantile, or the Fruit Loops in Lyons with a stop at the Barking Dog Café, with a rendezvous at Vic's Coffee Shop (the one near Pro Peleton) back in Boulder at noon.

A limited addition of the "Bernie Lieff" jersey is available for sale at $100. All proceeds will go to Melanoma Brain Tumor research-the disease Bernie died of. You may order them from ProPeloton.

Please join us and help make this a wonderful, successful ride! Stop by Pro Peloton for more information

Bernie Lieff
August 20, 1944 to February 24, 2006
A great friend to many in Boulder and our cycling community.

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