Power Data Estimates for the climbing stages

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Race Radio said:
There was a light tailwind, 3 mph n/nw, which is normal for that area. Morning is a headwind but shifts to NW in afternoon......also those powermeters suck.
Just half that tailwind speed would see W/kg overestimated by ~ 0.12-0.15 W/kg on a 7% grade. All of it would overestimate by ~0.25W/kg.

That's a level of wind that would be barely perceptible, smoke still rises vertically but drifts with the air. Flags barely move.

Race Radio said:
Speaking of powermeters sucking how is it SKY uses Stages? I have heard nothing good about those things
It's a sponsorship deal.

I suspect they still use their SRMs in training.
 
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Race Radio said:
Speaking of powermeters sucking how is it SKY uses Stages? I have heard nothing good about those things
I have a Stages and while I have nothing to compare it to it seems great, consistent and easy to live with. I pedal and little numbers come up on my garmin. Incredible. Problem is the numbers are little....
 
Alex Simmons/RST said:
Just half that tailwind speed would see W/kg overestimated by ~ 0.12-0.15 W/kg on a 7% grade. All of it would overestimate by ~0.25W/kg.

That's a level of wind that would be barely perceptible, smoke still rises vertically but drifts with the air. Flags barely move.


It's a sponsorship deal.

I suspect they still use their SRMs in training.
If it's tailwind 100% of the time, no?



Hardly going directly south the whole climb...
 
today, first hour more than 50 kmph, week 3. high tempo on all the other climbs, i will post the times later on those. definitely impressive by papy peraud and nibali. the biggest performer i would say majka. i think we will have to go to sella 2008 to see a rider from the breakaway climbing at the same level as the big guns. \

tomorrow they should be all deads. or not :p majka to slaughter tourmalet record and win on hautacam losing a minute to peraud :D
 
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Andy Hampsten's time in 93 was seriously fast.
I thought the assumption was that he was dope free?

If he did indeed do that time dope free (or at least epo free) it makes it very difficult to draw conclusions based on climbing times.
 
SirLes said:
Andy Hampsten's time in 93 was seriously fast.
I thought the assumption was that he was dope free?

If he did indeed do that time dope free (or at least epo free) it makes it very difficult to draw conclusions based on climbing times.
mejia, hampsten and millar all on epo
pretty much all the guys who dropped fignon on telegraphe riding like motorbikes were on jetfuel.
 
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jens_attacks said:
mejia, hampsten and millar all on epo
pretty much all the guys who dropped fignon on telegraphe riding like motorbikes were on jetfuel.
Do we have any evidence for that? Serious question.
 
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Well, with regards Big Mig his doctor had history, Some of his comments have hinted at an admission of drug use and his body type was shall we say unusual for a climber.
Hampsten was always a natural climber, has been outspoken about drugs and I believe suggested that the increased use of epo hastened his retirement from the sport.

None of those things are conclusive of course.
 
Besides it's hard to believe the guy (Fignon) with one of the biggest contracts in the peloton wouldn't have known about or been approached about EPO...the story in his book makes little sense honestly.
 

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