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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2023, March 20-26

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Very funny data this stage

1. They crushed the record.

View: https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1638220376973910024


2. Kuss' Strava file has him doing only 5.75 W/kg finishing 53s down. From top of my head I guess the leaders did only like 5.9W/kg instead of the 6.1ish this climbing time should be. I need to rewatch were Kuss attacked, where he got caught and where he got dropped. He did the steep section at 5.75 W/kg as well, so it was a pretty heavy positive split climb.

3. They did the false flat really hard. Kuss was basically doing 5W/kg before the climb, which doesn't help climbing time.
 
Very funny data this stage

1. They crushed the record.

View: https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1638220376973910024


2. Kuss' Strava file has him doing only 5.75 W/kg finishing 53s down. From top of my head I guess the leaders did only like 5.9W/kg instead of the 6.1ish this climbing time should be. I need to rewatch were Kuss attacked, where he got caught and where he got dropped. He did the steep section at 5.75 W/kg as well, so it was a pretty heavy positive split climb.

3. They did the false flat really hard. Kuss was basically doing 5W/kg before the climb, which doesn't help climbing time.
View: https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1638224926397067264


And Almeida still was faster than them all...
 
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Very funny data this stage

1. They crushed the record.

View: https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1638220376973910024


2. Kuss' Strava file has him doing only 5.75 W/kg finishing 53s down. From top of my head I guess the leaders did only like 5.9W/kg instead of the 6.1ish this climbing time should be. I need to rewatch were Kuss attacked, where he got caught and where he got dropped. He did the steep section at 5.75 W/kg as well, so it was a pretty heavy positive split climb.

3. They did the false flat really hard. Kuss was basically doing 5W/kg before the climb, which doesn't help climbing time.
The 2014 times would have come lower than Bernal today!
Oh dear!
When was the last great time with so many good riders so good?
90's (Pantani, Ulrich, Armstrong, etc), 80's (Fignon, Lemond, Delgado, Hinault?), 70's, 60's.
 
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I'm gonna nitpick: View: https://twitter.com/TeamEmiratesUAE/status/1638219394865045508

Isn't mentioning Yates before Almeida a bit like a quiet statement about who they are rooting for the most?

I understand if one wants to highlight that he's good despite having crashed yesterday but still to me they got it backwards.
Yates finished first of them today, so I really have no issue with that. Looks like the most logical way to list them to me.
 
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Almeida had his computer turned so that everyone could see his watts (but him)

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My stomach hurts so much from laughing at this thread, but I assume people understand that I mean; people has said all Almeida does is look at his clock. And if he climbed the whole climb without a clock and was faster than usual he either will have outdone himself and will be a wreck tomorrow or he has discovered a new gear. All which would be exciting news for an Almeida fan :yum:
 
I lost track of all those la Molina stages over the past couple of years. Tomorrow's one is relatively tough, isn't it?!

Yeah, absolutely… Almost as many vertical meters as a normal edition of LBL, but 70 kilometers shorter. And third day into the race. So tomorrow 180 kms, 4000 vertical meters, a very hard stage - also considering it‘s still March.

Uijtdebroeks today extremely impressive, once more. Of course everyone speaks of Ayuso, but Uijtdebroeks IMHO is similarly impressive. Interesting to watch how much he will still improve over next years.