The 2013 Tour de France gets underway this weekend, and in preparation for our analysis, I explain the principles and concepts behind analysing Tour mountain performances.
The physiology of the mountain stages, and its implications for our understanding of the anti-doping struggle
The Tour de France is now only one day away from finally answering every question posed of it, and its riders, almost three weeks ago. A time-trial in Grenoble holds the final answer: Schleck or Evans? But much fell into place during the Alp stages – we now know that Contador wasn’t quite up to […]
Thank you all for the tremendous . As usual, whatever doesn’t come out in the post is brilliantly debated in the comments and discussion afterwards, so thank you for the thoughts and opinions! Most of the discussion has been around the issue of the 2011 Tour tactics and strategies, and particularly what this implies for […]
Below is a short video (9:42) where I talk you through the power outputs that are required of the world’s best cyclists when the roads turn upwards in the Pyrenees and Alps. That happens next Thursday, of course, and that’s where the analysis we do will get really interesting. However, the question is: What does […]