Cycling Physiology

Eight quick thoughts on the Froome data

2015-12-04: Chris Froome's data, or the first part thereof, was published in Esquire yesterday evening. Some thoughts on what it says, means, and what may…

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Froome’s scenarios: The data, dilemmas and dark side of the moon

2015-12-03: Chris Froome's data is due to be released tomorrow. Here are my thoughts on what it shows, what it can't show, the testers, the…

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Great power, great responsibility. Less power, greater speeds

2015-07-22: "With great power comes great responsibility", quoted Sky as they released Froome's power data from the Pyrenees. Only problem is that with less power than…

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Comparative and longitudinal physiology

2015-07-21: There's been much talk of how physiological data - a VO2max - would validate or refute cycling performance. The reality is, as usual, a…

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Tinkov’s 3 Grand Tour challenge: Physiological, or folly?

2014-10-13: Oleg Tinkov has dangled a 1 million Euro purse to entice cycling's big four - Contador, Nibali, Quintana and Froome - into racing all three…

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The 2014 Tour: Performance implications & a reflection on the origins

2014-07-25: Very brief thoughts on the 2014 Tour, and a particular nostalgic moment to 2009, when David Walsh actually introduced me to performance analysis as a…

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The profile of a sprint: What does it take to win a sprint stage?

2014-07-08: What does it take to win sprint stages and the green jersey of the Tour de France? I explore the power output, aerodynamics and tactics…

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2014 Tour de France: Performance analysis ready

2014-07-05: The 2014 Tour de France rolls out of Leeds today. Over the next three weeks, the usual performance analysis is bound to ask questions. …

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Froome’s first mountain performance: Cue debate

2013-07-06: Chris Froome assumed the yellow jersey and control of the Tour on Ax-3-Domaines with a near-record ascent. Brief first thoughts on the performance and debate…

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