Michael Valgren
Team Tinkoff
Data from SRM

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Stage 1 Mont-Saint-Michel to Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont 188km

  • This stage was initially straight forward with the goal of keeping Alberto Contador safely in the bunch. For the first hour of racing, Valgren's Normalized Power®(NP®) was 248W. 
  • After an unfortunate crash by Alberto Contador, Valgren helped pace him back to the peloton. Valgren set most of his Peak Power Values during this section of the race, including a 20 Peak Power of 332W, or 4.59W/kg.  
  • This big acceleration in the middle of the stage lead to a very high Variability Index® (VI®) of 1.32.
  • After geting back into the bunch, Valgren rode another 90 minutes to the finish at an NP of 258W and averaged 46kph, or 28.5mph. 
  • Valgren set his Peak 30 second value of 584W, or 8.07W/g, in the final kilometers of the stage.
  • Overall, Valgren's Average Power was 267W an Intensity Factor (IF) of .68 and a Training Stress Score (TSS) of 220.