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Luke Durbridge’s Giro d’Italia TTT SRM numbers

The 2014 Giro d’Italia opened with a 21.7km Team Time Trial in Belfast, Ireland and Orica-GreenEDGE took the fastest time at 24:42, just 5 seconds ahead of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and BMC racing coming in 2 seconds after that. Today SRM sent us Luke Durbridge’s power file to look behind a winning team time […]

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What it takes to win a nationals road race

On Saturday afternoon Gracie Elvin became the first woman in 20 years to win back-to-back titles at the Australian national championships road race. In this piece Helen Kelly from Kelly Cycle Coaching analyses Gracie’s power file from the race and considers what it takes to win a national championship road race.

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Climbing vs time-trialling: same effort, different power output

My 80-something kilograms put me at the heavier end of the spectrum when it comes to cyclists. Guys like me have always been associated with sprinting or time-trialling, but personally I’ve always been able to put out my best power on the climbs rather than on a flat time-trial. Why would there be a difference?

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Miranda Griffiths’ Battle on the Border Power Analysis

The Battle on the Border was the second race in this year’s Subaru Women’s National Road Series and it was run and won earlier this month. Miranda Griffiths from Holden Women’s Cycling finished second overall and has been good enough to provide us with the power data from her victory on stage 1. We asked […]

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Tiffany Cromwell’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Power Analysis

As most of you will know Tiffany Cromwell won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last weekend and I had the opportunity to interview her a few days ago. I thought it would be interesting to do an analysis of Tiff’s SRM data from the race to put into perspective how good these girls are. Tiff was generous […]

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What Does It Take To Win At The Bay Crits?

The Bay Crits are touted as the hardest criterium series in the World. Stacked fields, short and technical circuits, and hot weather give merit to this claim. I’ve race them before and I’ve never been so challenged before in a bike race. It’s a game of “last man standing” and most riders don’t even finish […]

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Gerro’s Milan-San Remo Power Analysis

Have you ever wondered what it would take to win a classic like Milan-San Remo? What it would be like to follow Cancellara’s wheel while “lactate was coming out of his ears”? Well, Gerro being the great guy that he is shared his Milan-San Remo SRM files which gives an excellent insight to what it […]

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Garmin Vector First Look

Over the weekend was the first public showing of the Garmin Vector powermeter at the Ausbike Expo. The guys from Garmin were flat out showing it to the hordes of people interested in seeing this long anticipated pedal-based power meter. Will it live up to expectations?

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Noosa Grand Prix

Images courtesy of pelotonImages.com except where noted On Saturday evening was the annual Noosa Grand Prix. The massive 7500 competitor triathlon was the main drawcard for Noosa this weekend, but the criterium featuring some of the best Aussie PROs was definitely a highlight. A top field of riders always shows up to this event and […]

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How To Do A MAP Ramp Test

Since Wattbike has been helping support this site we’ve been having good fun with their ergos. When I moved to Australia from Canada I swore that I’ve never train indoors again.  However, the more elite level cyclists I get to know the more I see how many of them use ergos as a vital part of […]

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