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Old 06-19-17, 10:24 AM   #1
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Power Zones for top Riders

Been doing a few races now and using a power meter last few weeks
just completed a Gran Fondo UCI event about 155 km in Collingwood Ontario.

I like to ask what do the faster riders average?
from fast guys in regional events such as Cat 1 men etc
or even pro
in a race what Power Zones and Watt would they be doing

for a 3 to 4 hour road race
what are the Power Zones and Wats should be what one is needing to achieve to be able to hammer out and be fast etc?
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Everything from 100 watts to 600 watts to 1500 watts.

Really, really, really dependent on hundreds of different factors.

Last crit I won: 53 mins, 291 ap, 329 np, 1243 max.
Big regional crit I got 15th: 1 hr 15 mins, 249 ap, 338 np, 1449 max
Another big crit: 38 mins, 282 ap, 373 np, 1213 max
Last road race I did, 30th something: 4 hrs, 6 mins, 170 ap, 235 np, 1121 max. Teammate did same race and rode last 30 miles solo for 268 ap, 306 np for four hours.


Knowing how to race is more important than the numbers at the cat 1 level where everyone is decently strong. You can be weaker and have bigger results if you play to your strengths and hold position well.

Also, just strava stalk people. Easiest way to see what's what. Ty Magner and Ian Garrison are two guys from GA on awesome form right now destroying people at big national/uci races and posting it all on strava. Follow people like them.
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i never knew people push over 600 watts. i thought i was high at 300 watts, then again new to the power thing too
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i never knew people push over 600 watts. i thought i was high at 300 watts, then again new to the power thing too
Yeah, some people can do 600 for a couple of minutes.

300 can be a decent start for threshold watts depending on weight.
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