Rory Sutherland Places 4th!
Stage placing: 4th at 40 seconds
GC placing after Stage 7: 34th at 20:11
Body Weight 75
Average speed: 41.3kph
Average heart rate: 146
Max heart rate: 184
Average cadence: 82
Average watts: 230w (307 normalized power)
Max watts: 1051
Rory Sutherland, as usual, closed out the Tour of California with a top result. Just like in the 2008 edition, Rory finished the final stage a wheel length behind George Hincapie. But this time instead of coming for the win, George and Rory were sprinting for 3rd place just 40 seconds behind the winning duo of Frank Schleck and Vincenzo Nibali.
Rory uploaded his SRM power data, which was collected on his Garmin Edge 705, to his TrainingPeaks account within hours of the finish so his coach, Adnan Kadir, could have an immediate look. Adnan pointed out "Of the data that is intact, the most interesting is the 9:50 at 407W on the last long climb. It is impressive that he could do that at the end of such a long race week and particularly hard day today."
Rory added "I felt pretty tired today, but motivated since this stage is near where I live. I really enjoyed racing today. It is a shame we only had Floyd and myself in the bunch, but I had a good sprint and I may as well try! It was a good way to close it."
For more of Rory's Tour of California files click here.
Note: Rory's file has missing data due to interference betwen his SRM and the Garmin 705 device.
Click the first link below to view Rory's SRM power meter file in TrainingPeaks' all new File Viewer. (Learn how to use File Viewer ). Click the second link below to download Gustav's original WKO+ file uploaded from his race. Once downloaded, you can then view his file in your own version of TrainingPeaks desktop analysis software, WKO+. If you don't have WKO+, dowload a free trial here.