This was a tough day, as the riders raced fast from the gun. As we predicted, the race ended in a bunch sprint. Tyler Farrar, well-known for being a sprinter with a "nitro dragster" engine, took the win - his first since the 2011 Tour de France.
|1||Tyler Farrar Garmin-Sharp||4:42:48|
|2||Alessandro Bazzana Team Type 1-Sanofi||0:00:00|
|3||Damiano Caruso Liquigas-Cannondale||0:00:00|
Stage 1 finished 45 minutes faster than expected by the race organizers. The riders rode the first 100 miles in under 4 hours, including Lizard Head pass which took them approximately 2 hours. Click the blue arrow to see stage data.
Going over Lizard Head Pass, Brajkovic averaged 234W for 1:54, which translates into 3.9 w/kg for nearly 2 hours. Most recreational cyclists would have trouble maintaining 3.9 w/kg for 5 minutes. Click the blue arrow to see stage data.
Euser averaged 94 rpm throughout the 4 hour, 43 min stage. That means he pedaled 26,602 revolutions during the stage! Click the blue arrow to see stage data.
The race was hard from the gun. Duggan set his 60-minute Peak Power of 232W during the first hour of racing. Click the blue arrow to see stage data.