A recent interview of Magnus Backstedt at interbike led to a few revelations on a pro's wattage...
Referring to sprinting
and then later when asked about his longer term power...VN: What kind of wattage are you putting out when you do that?
MB: Full sprint? After a 200k ride about 1900 watts. Fresh, basically going out training and ten minutes into a ride doing a full kick when I'm going well over 2000.
VN: Wow, is that for one reading or is that for a couple seconds?
MB: We're talking probably the best part of two seconds at least.
VN: Wow, no wonder they have to stiffen the bottom bracket. That's a lot of torquing right there.
I have searched the net and he is listed as 6'3" and between 90 and 94 kilos (198 ad 207 lbs). Just thought someone might be interested.VN: Well, thanks for your time, we...
One more question. What's your wattage for like, a half an hour? Our readers want to hear that.
MB: (laughs) A half hour? I generally do...a twenty minute ride, I average about 535.