Tour de France Riders Time Trial Data from 1998 & 1999

Pro Cyclist Data from Time Trials in the 1998 & 99 Tour de France. This data was taken from rider who all finished in the top Ten in the TT Stages.

TT1 TT2 TT3
Subject’s data are shown as mean (SD), range (minimum–maximum). RCT, respiratory compensation threshold; TRIMP, training impulse (see text below); TT1, first long TT of Tour 1998; TT2, first long TT of Tour 1999; TT3, second long TT of Tour 1999; VT, ventilatory threshold; Wpeak, peak power output. See text below for explanations of zones 1, 2, and 3.
*Including the opening TT (“prologue”) of <10 km distance.
Race demands before the TT
    Total distance covered 1246 1412 3490
    No. of previous stages* 6 8 19
    No. of rest days 0 0 2
    Accumulated TRIMP by subjects 2119 (250), 1688–2361 2844 (591), 2356−3739 7235 (541), 6860−8010
TT characteristics
    Distance (km) 58 56.5 57
    Route Flat hilly (one third category mountain pass) Overall flat with some hills Flat
    Performance of TT winner (s) 4525 (∼46 km h−1) 4116 (∼49 km h−1) 4097 (∼50.4 km h−1)
    Subjects (n = 6) (n = 5) (n = 5)
    Age (years) 26 (1), 25–28 26 (3), 22–30 26 (3), 22–30
    Height (cm) 182 (5), 176–188 178 (4), 175–184 180 (6), 175–187
    Mass (kg) 69.7 (6.1), 59.8–78.0 65.2 (4.0), 59.8–69.0 68.0 (4.0), 62.0–73.0
Subject’s TT performance
    Total time (s) 4805 (129), 4658–4996(∼43.5 km h−1) 504 (188), 4173–4641(∼45.2 km h−1) 4454 (212), 4106–4649(∼45.7 km h−1)
    % Time spent in zone 1 2 (1), 0–3 1 (1), 0–2 7 (8), 0–16
    % Time spent in zone2 32 (22), 2–89 46 (26), 18–78 83 (14), 61–97
    % Time spent in zone 3 66 (33), 10–98 53 (26), 20–80 10 (16), 0–38
VO2max
    ml min−1 5254 (349), 4800–5744 5224 (296), 4826–5590 5128 (301), 4798–5503
    ml kg−1 min−1 75.4 (5.3), 70.9–84.2 80.1 (2.5), 76.8–83.0 75.4 (7.1), 70.3–86.1
    ml kg−1 kg−0.32 min−1 1348 (79), 1290–1493 1358 (60), 1303–1453 1333 (95), 1247–1442
Wpeak
    W 525 (32), 500–585 482 (40), 450–515 513 (34), 480–560
    W kg−1 7.5 (0.5), 7.0–8.4 7.4 (0.4), 6.8–7.7 7.5 (0.2), 7.2–7.7
    W kg−0.32 135 (7), 125–146 125 (9), 118–134 133 (6), 125–140
VT
    W 373 (27), 330–410 315 (29), 285–355 319 (29), 280−355
    W kg−1 5.4 (0.6), 4.9–6.5 4.8 (0.4), 4.3–5.3 4.7 (0.6), 3.8–5.4
    W kg−0.32 96 (7), 86−105 82 (7), 75−92 83 (9), 70−92
    % VO2max 74 (3), 70−78 73 (6), 66−81 71 (5), 65−76
RCT
    W 458 (24), 425−495 402 (43), 345−450 430 (35), 390−480
    W kg−1 6.6 (0.7), 6.1−7.9 6.2 (0.6), 5.5−6.9 6.3 (0.5), 5.8−7.0
    W kg−0.32 118 (7), 110−127 105 (11(93−117 112 (8), 101−125
    % VO2max 90 (2), 88−93 88 (5), 80−92 90 (5), 83−96

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