Power Analysis of a Tour de France Femmes Breakaway
Antri Christoforou of Human Powered Health spent 150km in the breakaway at the Tour de France Femmes on stage 5, and here is an inside look at the power it took to get off the front and stay there with three other riders at the biggest race in the world.
"We all worked together, we talked, and we did a great job and got a good gap," Christoforou said. "We almost got it!"
The break was caught within the final 10km as the sprinters' teams set up for the finish.
To get clear of the peloton, Christoforou did 369 watts for a minute (6.33 w/kg) and then settled into 251 watts for 21 minutes (4.2 w/kg).
Once the break was established, "Christoforou did 203 watts normalized and 185 watts average for a whopping three and a half hours," said FasCat founder Frank Overton, who analyzed Christoforou's data as an official team partner. "This is an intensity factor of .75, which is low tempo, but you try that for four hours!"
Anatomy of a Tour de France Femmes Break
Antri Christoforou's full metrics for stage 5
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