Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly October 1, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic might have wrecked the 2020 season, but when it comes to the World Championships it gave us exactly what we’ve been waiting for. A winner and leading group stacked with the greatest riders all going flat out. No one will be disappointed by Julian Alaphilippe’s win, he is the most exciting rider we’ve seen in years. But it wasn’t just his win that made the men’s road race so gripping. Behind him was Wout van Aert, undoubtedly the rider of 2020 so far, in a small group of riders who lit up the Tour de France. And all this after the winner of the Tour had us on the edge of our seats for a lap with a tenacious solo move. Is it time to move the World Championships…

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alaphilippe and van der breggen solo to rainbow

Both Julian Alaphilippe and Anna van der Breggen captured the rainbow bands at the weekend with scorching solo attacks none of their rivals could match. The former Tour de France yellow jersey attacked on the final ascent of the Cima Gallisterna going clear in the final 100m and holding a gap of just under 10 seconds over the top. Although a chase group of five including Wout van Aert initially worked together well they couldn’t pull back the fully committed Frenchman, who was grimacing and stomping on the pedals. “It’s a dream day for me – I’ve never even been on the podium” The emotion of the win, France’s first since Laurent Brochard in 1997, was plain to see as Alaphilippe fell to the floor after the finish line in tears. After he’d had…

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thomas misses garmin and medal

Geraint Thomas narrowly missed out on a medal in the time trial, coming fourth despite not having any data on his ride as Italian Filippo Ganna blitzed the field. Thomas, who was the closest Brit to medalling over the championships, revealed to BBC Sport: “I don’t want to make excuses but I had no Garmin, so I had no idea [how I was doing], I didn’t have [information for] power, distance, time, anything.” Thomas added: “It was good to be in the mix, obviously I would have loved to have medalled but that’s the way it goes. [Having a Garmin] helps a lot towards the end with staying focused and staying on the pedals. But I think it looks good for the next month with the Giro.” Fellow Brit Alex Dowsett finished in…

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archibald and lowden claim national 25 titles

Putting their road racing goals to one side for the season, John Archibald and Joss Lowden etched their names in history by clinching National 25 honours on Sunday. Looking to showcase their sponsors and put their form to use, they both took the first of what they hope will be several national time trial crowns in the coming weeks. Windy conditions challenged riders on a traditional out and back 25-mile course in Leicestershire. However, Archibald recorded an average speed of over 33.4 miles per hour to set a winning time of 44 minutes and 50 seconds, giving him an impressive winning margin of 50 seconds. “I always look at time trials and feel you can only do your best and if that’s finishing fourth or fifth then so be it,” said Archibald. “It’s been frustrating…

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pogačar power: what it took to win the tour

If you wondered exactly what it took for Tadej Pogačar to win the Tour de France, you’re in the right place – the astonishing wattages and climbing speed which propelled his stage wins, and ultimately the yellow jersey in Paris, have been calculated, and they make for impressive reading. Stephen Gallagher and Philipp Diegner of Dig Deep Coaching have extrapolated the data from the UAE rider’s Strava files, as well as those of some of his main rivals, and while many of the numbers are estimates the pair, who have used unpublished rider data to analyse races for the last five years, are confident their figures are accurate. One of Pogačar’s most impressive performances was during stage nine from Pau to Laruns – his first stage win of the Tour. The 22-year-old…

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the stats

7.03W/kg Pogačar comes out to play on the Marie Blanque, stage 9. 2,134 Pogačar’s estimated VAM (vertical climbing speed in metres per hour) for the last two kilometres of the Pas de Peyrol, stage 13, a measurement Diegner describes as “insane”. “It was the only word I could come up with to properly describe it!” he says. 350 watts Stage 17 winner Miguel Angel López’s estimated power over the 21.3km Col de la Loze to the summit finish. Equal to 5.93W/kg for the 59kg rider. 6.585W/kg Pogačar’s power to weight on the Peyresourde, stage eight. He recorded an average of 428 watts up the 9.5km climb. Diegner picks this out as Pogacar’s best ride. “He took 40 seconds out of the yellow jersey group and beat the 17-year-old previous record for the climb.”…