A quick look at the first stage of the Tour de France
While the average wattage for most riders would be around the 4 watts per kilo range it doesn’t reflect the dozens of short efforts of 30 seconds-5 minutes or more (at up to 10 watts per kilo for the shorter efforts and 6+ watts per kilo for the longer ones). The course was pretty lumpy with lots of short climbs and narrow roads, producing plenty of power spikes.
Here’s a look at one of Ted Kings climbs on Strava (see image).
These are just Strava predicted power figures, so they need to be taken with a grain of salt.
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