A necessary investigation into the unverified cycling prowess of a tennis legend
Federer’s metrics are superhuman. If Peloton numbers don’t mean anything to you, rest assured that 45 minutes at an average 89% resistance requires otherworldly stamina: it’s basically an aggressive uphill climb for 20 miles straight. And that 15th-place finish pictured above is a big deal. Once you get into the top 100, you’re fighting off former professional cyclists, middle-aged Tough Mudder-types who love a stationary bike more than their own kin and actual robots — some people have hacked their bikes to cruise to the top of the leaderboard.