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July 14, Stage 10: Limoges - Issoudun 194.5km
1 .Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC .4:46:43 .
2 .Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team . .
3 .Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
Chris Anker's Race Summary:
Placing: 120 .Chris Anker Sorensen
Average Watts: 192w (lowest of the Tour to date)
Average heart rate: 122
Normalized Power: 261w (lowest of the Tour to date)
Mean Max 5-minutes: 336w
Mean Max 20-minutes: 291w
TSS: 226 (based on a threshold power of 380w)
This was a fairly easy day for Chris. There wasn't much to do except to fetch bottles and keep watch over his team leader Andy Schleck. With little drama in today's stage it ended up almost being a recovery day for him.
If you look at Chris's maximum 5-minute value today he only averaged 336w. This is a very easy pace for Chris since he could probably maintain that wattage for several hours. He also only averaged 198watts in the final hour of racing which is quite a lot less than previous stages last week.
The overall intensity factor (IF) for stage 10 was only .68, as compared to Sunday's .81 rating. Chris also coasted for a lot of stage 10. He pedaled between 0-20 revolutions per minute for 27% of the stage. That is quit a lot of coasting!