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July 15, Stage 11: Vatan - Saint-Fargeau 192km
1 .Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC .4:17:55 .
2 .Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream . .
3 .Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Fran.aise des Jeux
Chris Anker's Race Summary: Placing: 91 Average Watts: 218w Normalized power: 277w Average heart rate: 128 Mean Max 5-minutes: 348w Mean Max 20-minutes: 297w Kilojoules: 3421 TSS: 232
Chris Anker's Race Summary:
Average Watts: 218w
Normalized power: 277w
Average heart rate: 128
Mean Max 5-minutes: 348w
Mean Max 20-minutes: 297w
Stage 11 was almost a complete repeat of stage 10 for Chris Anker Sorensen. The stage was primarily flat and uneventful since Team Columbia HTC had a confident and very dominant Mark Cavendish. Cavendish’s team took control and chased down a two-man breakaway and sealed the deal on a third stage victory for their sprinter.
The tactics by Team Columbia HTC also meant Team Saxo Bank could focus all of their attention on keeping Andy Schleck safe and sound the past two days. Chris did everything possible to make sure his team leader enters the Alpes as fresh as possible. Including Monday’s rest day, the past three days have been an opportunity to rest up and look towards the upcoming drama in the Alpes.
Sorensen’s SRM data shows he expended the most energy within the first 20 minutes of the stage where he averaged 297w, which is a very manageable effort for Chris. His average watts for the stage of 218w were also very low considering his threshold power is near 380w.
Stage 12 will be a bit harder given the undulating terrain and total altitude gain. This should be a good stage to test the legs before some bigger climbs are covered on stage 13 to Colmar.