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August 24 - Gunnison to Aspen, 131.1 miles
1 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 5:26:10
2 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad
3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
95 Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank-SunGard 0:11:23
Total Time = 5:42
TSS = 255
Average Power = 219 w
Normalized Power* = 268 w
Avg HR = 139 bpm
Max HR = 170 bpm
Peak 1 minute power = 480w
Peak 5 minute power = 369 w
Peak 20-minute power = 291 w
Avg Cadence = 88 rpm
Avg Speed = 23 mph
Elevation Gain = 8373 feet
Brian conserved his energy well today in the Queen stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and was able to push hard on the last epic climb up Independence Pass. He rode steadily and smoothly within the peloton today, throughout the stage, which included the massive Cottonwood pass which was a gravel road! On the final climb, Brian averaged 294 watts(normalized) for 56 minutes, and when he rode over 10,000’, he averaged 282 watts normalized, which equates to 3.8 watts per kilogram. A great ride at a super high elevation here in Colorado!
Thank you to Saxo Bank-SunGard, SRM and Brian Vandborg for allowing us to share race data and provide analysis on today's stage.
Thank you to Team Saxo Bank-SunGard and to Brian Vandborg for allowing us to share race data and provide analysis on today's stage.
File Analysis by Hunter Allen, Co-Author of "Training and Racing with a Power Meter" and Co-Developer of TrainingPeaks WKO+ analysis software. Browse Hunter Allen's training plans on TrainingPeaks.com.
Data captured by SRM
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