I would like to see Floyd's PT files from Stage 17

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  1. BottleCage

    BottleCage New Member

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    I think it would be a very interesting and extremely humbling experience.
     
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  2. jws

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    Holy crap.....30 minutes at 401 watts!! And after all the hard riding previous. :eek:
     
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    From today's NY Times "Week in Review", the going in strategy was about 410 watts for 20 minutes (to get a "sizeable gap over the rest of the riders") and an average of 380 watts ("enough to keep him away from the competition for the rest of the day"). As I posted somewhere else, I'm the wrong example, at age 59 and weighing 138lbs, but one of my workouts is 1 minute 400-watt intervals with 5 min recovery, so both of Landis' power/duration targets are incredible!
     
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    The guy was on a mission! I was standing 100metres from the top of the Joux Plane, having struggled up it earlier in the day (it's a bastard), and Landis came past like he was powering away down a flat straight. Awesome. Best bit of the day was as the crowd got snippets of information from various spectators with radios, and every time you cold hear the buzz as 'Landis has four minutes', Landis has seven minutes' or whatever, went through the crowd like a brushfire.
     
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    Until Floyd’s incredible stage 17 come back I only have one word for this years tour. Boring.
     
  7. DesFlurane

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    Were you watching the same race as me?
    Boring is the Disco/Lance roadshow for the last few years.
     
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    Disco/Lance roadshow ?? You should have put away your tapes from the past few years and wathced the race live. Maybe on some of the flat stages the last few kilometers would get interesting but for the most part it was lke watching a Sunday morning group ride or at best a training ride. At least when Lance was racing you could look forward to some attacks in the mountains that usually dropped the so called climbers like a rock. As I said BORRRRING
     
  9. evanhyde

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    haha. This tour was far more interesting than the last few. I prefer to not know who is going to win before the race starts.
     
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    Although I can watch live cycle races for hours at a time, generally speaking it is always quite boring.

    Even half-hour highlight shows can be short on action.
     
  12. gp101

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    now we know why.....................................
     
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