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2018 Tour de France Stage 03 TTT Power Analysis

With Training Peaks publishing the power profiles for some of the professionals riding the Tour de France this year, I’ve taken some time to look over their profiles to break it down and give you a bit more understanding of it. Here are my analysis of both Matthew Hayman – Mitchelton-Scott and Simon Clarke (EF Education – Drapac) during the 36km Stage 3 TTT.

Simon Clarke – EF Education – Drapac

A 31 year old Australian who will celebrate his 32nd birthday during the tour. He has previously won stages in all three grand tours and rides as road captain for EF Education – Drapac and is a strong mountain climber. Currently ranked 700th in the UCI World Rankings.

Simon Clarke would have ridden hard for the benefit of the team. Possibly under orders to do the most work in the first half and then drift off the back once he was done, still riding hard to minimise any time lost. He ended up finishing 4:55 behind the team.

With an FTP of ~340 Watts, the longest Simon spent nearly 30 minutes above his FTP. His Normalised Power (NP) was 347 Watts for the whole TT. He had a Variability Index (VI) of 1.12 with an Intensity Factor (IF) of 1.02.

Simon Clarke’s Power Data

Matthew Hayman – Mitchelton-Scott

Is a 40 year old Australian cyclist who has been a pro since 2000. He has ridden the Tour de France 3 times previously and done 11 Grand Tours. He is currently ranked 958th in the UCI rankings and his biggest race result was winning Paris – Roubaix in 2016. His role within the team is as a domestique.

Similar to Simon Clarke, Matthew Hayman would have ridden hard for the benefit of the team. Possibly under orders to do the most work in the first half and then drift off the back once he was done, still riding hard to minimise any time lost. He ended up finishing 3:55 behind the team.

With an FTP of ~380 Watts, the longest Matthew spent 30 minutes at or above his FTP. His Normalised Power (NP) was 391 Watts for the whole TT. He had a Variability Index (VI) of 1.08 with an Intensity Factor (IF) of 1.03.

Matthew Hayman’s Power Data

Stage 3 TTT Overview

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