The numbers behind the Tour of Britain: stage two power data

Dig Deep Coaching reveals the stats in the break and the peloton on the climb-heavy day in the Lake District

What does it take to ride the Tour of Britain? As the peloton takes on some of Britain’s most iconic roads – the same roads on which local riders will be out for their club runs at the weekend – it can be tempting to wonder how you would compare to the pros.

And thanks to Dig Deep Coaching, you can do exactly that thanks to the prized power data they have collected from a handful of pros in action from Carlisle to Kendal on stage two.

One of the tallest men in the peloton, JLT-Condor’s 6’8″ Conor Dunne, was in the breakaway and produced an average power-to-weight ratio of 4.16w/kg for the whole stage but his power output was more than 500w as he escaped the clutches of the peloton to join the escape. Meanwhile, Cannondale Pro Cycling’s Ryan Mullen had a normalised power of 400 watts for more than 45 minutes during an intense 30km of racing.

The aptly-named climb of The Struggle also saw the watts ramp up – Cannondale’s Ruben Zepuntke saw his output jump to 514 watts, as opposed to his average of 281 watts for the stage.

So how would you compare to a WorldTour rider or some of Britain’s top domestic riders? Check out Dig Deep Coaching’s infographic below, developed in partnership VeloViewer. The numbers are impressive…

Click on the image to below to enlarge it.

What does it to take to ride the Tour of Britain? (pic: Dig Deep Coaching)
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