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Originally Posted by vladav View Post
Re lower power in TT position:
I understand FTP (L4) will be lower in TT position. So it follows that for a short TT (3.6k) that power will also be lower, but is the effect more or less pronounced for a L5 paced TT? The same?
Positional power changes are individual. Some people cannot produce suprathreshold efforts in the aero position because you are not in a position of power (as you would be climbing or sprinting). Other people have a very solid core and find it easier to produce power (to a point) in the aero tuck (I am one such person...looks funny when you see me climb on a road bike and when I struggle I drop down really low). For some it is even across the board.

Best answer is practice your anticipated 3.6k TT. My guess is that it will be 4-5 minutes (VO2 max power) and so figure what you can actually do. If you don't have time to figure it out, just decrease things proportionately.

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