. ....... Are you ******* serious?? . Impossible.I am now retired (again )
I raced last year at 182 pounds. At that weight I can climb like the wind due solely to my strength/history/base.
Had this year come to fruition I my goal would have solely been crits at a race weight of around 190.
Our team this year is very strong and we do have pure climbers (over 6' tall and sub 160 former pro (BMC) among them) so for me to have focus to be able to support them in their discipline I would have to be 170ish which at this stage would be very difficult.
Though we tease a lot I am not fat just big. At 227 pounds today I still maintain vascularity all through my quads, calves, biceps, triceps, traps, delts and lats. Abs will come once I stop putting muscle on.
As for my performance I will relay this to a race weight of 182 pounds. FTP was somewhere north of 400 and though I could climb (I could climb with most but would not have been able to attack a true climber, required too much power) where I really noticed the performance was that my power was relentless. Long climbs that were not super steep (i.e. less than 7%) are a true power climb and the ability to pull or to bridge gaps was great. When I was much lighter climbing was a breeze but my power on the flats would suffer.
If I were to be in the sport serious (i.e. NRC Stage race stuff) I would have to be somewhere around 171.
If it were NCC racing only I would come in around 190.