Power Estimate Modelling

Comparing Performances Across Grand Tours

One of the fun parts about modelling climbing performances in Grand Tours is the ability to make historical and virtual head to head comparisons. In the figure above the grey dots are the average performance of the top 3 finishers from each Grand Tour for each finishing climb from 2008 – 2013. Overlayed on this …

Power Estimate Modelling

Intro to Power Estimate Modelling

It’s just physics, but it’s so much more. The original description of a complete mathematical model for estimating cycling power output has to go to Martin. But it was Antoine Vayer’s snarling bulldog sound bites and his collaboration with Fred Portoleau on Not Normal Doping that brought the power estimates and the debate over what the numbers …