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 it is likely to inspire
2013 Tour de France
Clean performances to surpass doped performances?
A brief look at the the effect of doping on performance, with a view to predicting when, if ever, a clean performance will surpass a doped one
Ax-3-Domaines: History, VAMs and performance predictions
The 2013 Tour tackles its first mountain finish. We look back on Ax-3-Domaines and predict what you can expect from the 2013 race.
Froome’s non-published TDF power output: Noise for ‘pseudoscientists’?
Team Sky have refused to publish their cyclist’s power outputs for fear of misinterpretation by “pseudoscientists”. Does he have a point, or is transparency better in all circumstances?
The Power of the Tour de France 2013: Performance analysis groundwork
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.