Across the pond, Team Saxo Bank’s Chris Anker Sorenson won the mountain stage to Terminillo at the Giro d’Italia, after recovering from a broken collar bone just 7 weeks ago. Team performance manager Bobby Julich spoke with Dirk Friel at the Tour of California about how Chris used TrainingPeaks and WKO+ to help him make this miraculous recovery.
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At this year's USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships in Wisconsin, Marian University of Indianapolis, Indiana took home the Division I title, and Whitman College of Walla Walla, Washington got the Division II title! Robert Bush of Marian also brought home the individual national champion jersey for Division One. Congrats to both teams, who each use TrainingPeaks and WKO+ software as part of their training strategy. All the hard work seems to have paid off in these recent victories!
Ben Chaddock of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington discusses his cycling team's chances at Nationals in Wisconsin May 7-9, the new cycling class that the team started to help riders become familiar with the sport's terminology and techniques, and how the team uses TrainingPeaks and WKO+ to keep their training on track. Listen to the whole podcast below, and read on for a few excerpts.
Stage 1: Silver City - Mogollon 151km
1 Levi Leipheimer (Team Mellow Johnny's) - 3:48:18
2 Tom Danielson (DZ Nuts) @ :10
3 Cesar Grajales (Ouch-Bahati Foundation Pro) @ :16
4 Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia)
Phil Zajicek of team Fly V australia placed 4th in stage 1 of the Tour of the Gila in Silver City, NM. Even though this is the first stage of the event it is always one that can ruin the chances of all but a few top climbers. This premier stage finishes with an 8km Category 1 climb known as the Mogollon.
Paris-Nice Stage 6: Team Saxo Bank's Bobby Julich Comments on Chris Anker Sorensen’s Form and Race Data
If you are a fan of pro cycling you will recognize the name of Danish pro cyclist Chris Anker Sorensen of team Saxo Bank. Sorensen is well known for being a very valuable teammate of Andy Schleck in the 2009 Tour de France. Schleck finished second in last year’s Grande Tour in large part to the strong work of Sorensen in the mountain stages.
If you were following the TrainingPeaks Blog last July you know how we posted Sorenson’s SRM power data after each day’s stage. If you missed Sorensen’s 2009 Tour de France SRM power data you can see it all here.
In preparation for the 2010 Tour de France, Sorensen’s first big race of the season was the Paris-Nice stage race which just wrapped up Sunday along the southern coast of France. The queen stage which worried most of the riders was Saturday’s 220km stage 6 between Peynier - Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France.