Tour de France Stage 14

Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille – 168.5 km

 
 
Todays Categorised Climbs
 
  • Km 26.5 – Col de Portet-d’Aspet (1 069 m) – 4.3 km climb to 9.7 % – Category 2
  • Km 62.5 – Col de la Core (1 395 m) – 14.1 km climb to 5.7 % – Category 1
  • Km 94.0 – Col de Latrape (1 110 m) – 5.6 km climb to 7.2 % – Category 2
  • Km 109.0 – Col d’Agnes (1 570 m) – 10.0 km climb to 8.2 % – Category 1
  • Km 118.0 – Port de Lers (1 517 m) – 3.8 km climb to 5.5 % – Category 3
  • Km 168.5 – Plateau de Beille – 15.8 km climb to 7.9 % – Category H

 

Todays stage is either up or down. Up only will give 5500m or 16,000ftof climbing. Their might be a foot or two at the top of one of the climbs but other than that its either climbing or decending. This stage is going to be the first major test for all the favourites. Whoever is together in the final today will likely be fighting it out on the road to Paris, As was said yesterday the peleton seems to be quite fatiqued and today will show who is really suffering and who is playing the waiting game up until now.

On days like today the riders will be up in the 8,000 – 10,000kilocal range so it id vital that they eat and drink regulary during the stage and also that they start the recovery process before the end of the stage by getting some protein bars in.

http://data.srmlive.de/TDF/

You can view the telemetry for a number of riders live!

Juan Antonio Flecha’s SRM Data

  • Total Time = 3:55
  • TSS =242
  • Average Power = 265 Watts. Avg Normalized Power* = 330
  • Avg HR = 129
  • Max HR = 163
  • Mean Maximal 1-minute power = 558w
  • Max Maximal 5-minute power = 460w
  • Mean Maximal 20-minute power = 381w
  • Avg Cadence = 82 rpm
  • Avg Speed =  23.9mph

Click https://www.trainingpeaks.com/sw/VTXPKSTYUYCHXSKEBJ5K4WHP2U to view Juan Antonio Flecha’s Full SRM Data File from Stage 13

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