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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.