Old 11-04-09, 03:48 PM
  #53  
Grumpy McTrumpy
gmt
 
Grumpy McTrumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 12,507
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 44 Post(s)
Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
I generally think of FTP as a limiter, while you win with power over far shorter durations.

Basically, not having the necessary FTP for a given race will get you dropped, having great 5m/1m/5s power will help you win. Without both, you can't win. With only one, FTP, you can do just fine but not win. With only the latter, you're getting dropped.

The only instances where FTP helps you WIN (rather than just stay in the race) is when the course involves a very long climb, or your FTP is just so much higher than everyone else you can simply ride away.
This is precisely why I said what I said. I never mentioned winning. I only mentioned getting upgrade points.
Grumpy McTrumpy is offline  
Reply With Quote