Power Data Estimates for the climbing stages

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Merckx index said:
3:50
4:04
3:24
2:58
4:54
3:14
2:24
3:06
3:10
3:10
1:58
For future reference, a summary like this should probably be paired with the average gradient for each individual km. The final kms are all pretty evenly flat, and they were over a minute slower there than in the final km, and slower even than on the steeper portions beforehand. Even if we factor in the sprint it shows some pretty significant soft-pedalling on the flatter sections.
 
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Using that 64 Kg figure and the published power numbers (above), the results from Stage 15 were telling. The GC battle was on during the final climb. Kruijswijk held 6.3 W/Kg for 33m54s, which means so did the small group he finished with (all finished within a handful of seconds of each other):

2 Miguel Angel Lopez (Col) Astana Pro Team 0:00:28
3 Simon Yates (GBr) Mitchelton-Scott 0:00:30
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:32
5 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) LottoNL-Jumbo
6 Enric Mas (Spa) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:34
7 Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team

Thibaut Pinot got away on the climb and finished alone ahead of the rest (and presumably had a slightly higher power to weight ratio):

1 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Groupama-FDJ 5:01:49
 
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zenoiz said:
Nairo crushes the Galibier!
http://www.climbing-records.com/2019/07/nairo-destroys-galibier-record.html
Impressive, given this was from a breakaway and the third climb on a long, hot stage mostly at altitude. The Quintana group rode the Izoard a lot slower than the GC guys, so he probably was keeping a lot in reserve there, and of course, there was a tailwind on Galibier...
Yes. Also impressive as I keep reading comments that he has under performed since 2016 after beating Froome in the Vuelta or that he should not train in Colombia. Demolished a few myths in today's ride, Galibier tailwind or not. Good on him! I hope he can do his record better justice in his new team that would be great retribution.
 

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