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1. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar (3:15:58)
2. Diego Ulissi (Ita( Lampre-ISD (0:00:23)
53. Rigoberto Uran (Col) Team Sky (0:05:23)
Body Weight- 120lbs (54.5kg)
Average Watts- 242 w (288 np)
Training Stress Score- 198 (based on 375w threshold value)
Average Heart Rate- 145 bmp
Max Heart Rate- 171 bpm
Max Watts- 811 w
Average Cadence- 78 rpm
Stage 8 of the Paris-Nice wrapped up Sunday with Tony Martin of HTC-Highroad taking the final overall victory. Tony was a master of almost all disciplines this past week as the climbing specialists could not drop him going uphill, and Tony more than matched their efforts in the individual time trial. Tony also surrounded himself with a strong team, as did Team Sky.
Team Sky's efforts were rewarded with a 3rd place finish by Bradley Wiggins only 41 seconds behind Martin. Andreas Kloden finished in 2nd place for Team RadioShack.
Rigoberto Uran finished 53rd on the final day after having helped Bradley make the front group of contenders. The final stage was a relatively short race, at 124 kms, but what it lacked in distance it made up for in difficulty. There were a total of five categorized climbs (one category three, two category two's, and two category one climbs) which along with the cold rainy conditions made this a very hard stage.
Rigoberto averaged 242w on today's stage and from analyzing the data you can clearly see how the first climb of the day (Cote de Duranus) is where a lot of the attacking took place. Uran averaged 357w for 10-minutes on this climb and it was also his peak 5-minute power output of the day as well at 391w.
Here are Rigoberto's post-race comments:
The race was fast all day, with a quality break going at the midway point and as we hit the finishing circuits the race blew apart and unfortunately I was caught behind one of the splits but Brad, Michael, G and Simon made the front group. They all rode strongly and did some huge turns on the front to nulify any threat on Brad's GC postion.
I would just like to say that the team has been phenomenal all week, with riders and staff giving there all. I am really happy on this team and we always go the extra mile regarding all aspects of rider support from clothing to communication.
Gracias for looking at my TrainingPeaks data and reading my blog throughout Paris Nice & now it's time for me to recuperate and recover ready for Catalunya!
Ciao for now..
Rigoberto finished the 2011 Paris-Nice in fine fashion having placed third on one of the hardest stages, as well as being an integral part of Bradley Wiggins 3rd place finish in the general classification. We look forward to even better results to come from Rigoberto especially since this is his first year where he is incorporating an SRM power meter, expert coaching and TrainingPeaks into his training regime.