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1 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:55:33
2 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:07
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:01:06
37 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:03:58
Functional Threshold Power- 400w
Total Time = 59:30
KJ = 1191
Average Power = 334Watts. Avg Normalized Power* = 346 watts
Avg HR = 161 bpm
Max HR = 172bpm
Mean Maximal 1-minute power = 412w
Mean Max 5-minute power = 371w
Mean Maximal 20-minute power = 353w
Avg Cadence = 95rpm
Avg Speed = 26.2 mph
Chris finishes with a solid ride in the final time trial! Chris averaged 346 watts normalized power for 59:30 seconds today in the final time trial of the Tour De France for a respectable 44th place, 3:58 down on the winner Tony Martin.
Chris did an incredible job of pacing himself in today’s race of truth. If you download the power file from TrainingPeaks WKO+ software, you can see just exactly how well he did. He didn’t get excited in the beginning, and he just started out right about 350-360 watts and held to it like glue for nearly the entire effort. Super impressive job!
On the short hills, he rode super smart and held his power to threshold and just a few watts over, which allowed him to really keep his momentum up afterward. His Heart rate responded perfectly today and he has really been recovering nicely in this last week of the Tour. Overall a very good ride by Chris in a tough TdF that saw him spending so much time on the front helping out Contador.
* Click here to learn what TSS (Training Stress Score), IF (Intensity Factor), NP (Normalized Power) and FTP (Functional Threshold Power) are, and how you can use these metrics along with a power meter to optimize your own training and racing just like pro's. Click here if you don't have a power meter but still want the benefits some of the same metrics in your training and racing.
Thank you to Saxo Bank-SunGard and Chris Anker Sorensen for allowing us to share race data and provide analysis on today's stage.
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