The guys at TrainingPeaks.com have sent me over some power meter analysis stuff from today’s stage for those of you who are interested. They’ve been monitoring Saxo’s Chris Anker Sorensen’s power data that you can take a look at here. 6.4 watts/kg!
I’m off to ride Mt Ventoux tomorrow as a little side-trip. I love that mountain and am going to enjoy a nice long ride up it in the warm sunshine. Yes, there will be “What you missed” pics, but no 6.4 watts/kg record breakers. I’ve got to get some sleep but I leave you with a few stage photos and the daily TdF Quiz.
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1. What does a “hors categorie” climb mean?
A. Beyond categorisation/the climb is too steep and/or too long to categorise.
B. A climb of between 10 and 20% gradient.
C. A climb of less than 5% average gradient.
Bonus: What category is Mt Ventoux catagorised as?
2. Which National French holiday is tomorrow’s stage held on? What it it’s significance?
3. In 1971 on a course very similar to the one being used in this year’s Stage 10 (Chambery – Gap), Eddy Merckx suffered one of his most difficult days in his Tour career. How many minutes behind was Merckx (who got second) to Spain’s Luis Ocaña? Hint: Answer is in RIDE’s 2010 TdF guide on page 229.
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