Thanks. 380Watts seems feasible no? Not far off what I estimated.Rollthedice said:https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CN-BPV_UsAA9Utf.jpgCookster15 said:Has anyone done quick power estimations for Dumoulin using either Aru or Purito as the benchmark? What is the power estimate for Aru (61.5Kg) and Purito (57Kg) on yesterday's 11% MTF and what power would Dumoulin (70Kg) need to be making to keep up? Then we start to draw a clearer picture without all the conjecture.
For example at 5.5W/Kg Aru is making 341 Watts. Dumoulin would need to make 384 watts to keep up. Based upon the fatigue of the riders this Vuelta and the extremely hard stage yesterday and in Andorra I think a figure of 5.5W/Kg is more realistic than the usual estimations of 6.0W+/Kg.
I have used Wikipedia weights for each rider plus have no idea if these power numbers are even close but once we agree on the numbers it makes the picture of Dumoulin doping or not much clearer.