Here at TrainingPeaks, when we talk about "power" we're usually talking about some monster wattage numbers we saw from a race last weekend. This week though, we discuss another kind of power that's no less important to athletic success: the power of perseverance and determination.
Entries in UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling (7)
We analyze power data from one of the most legendary one-day races in the US, including the file from race winner Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthcare. See the wattage it took to win on top of the infamous Manayunk Wall.
Last week, the TrainingPeaks team spent their days following the USA Pro Cycling Challenge across Colorado, through some of the most beautiful parts of the state. This was the first year for the USAPCC and we're excited to have partnered with the event to bring a world-class cycling race to our home state. In addition to being its inagural year, the USAPCC is the only race in American cycling history to have the entire TdF podium present and racing.
To say it was a memorable and exciting week is an understatement. We had a great time meeting lots of our current customers who came out to watch the race and had lots of opportunities to talk to new faces about what TrainingPeaks is and how it can work for them. We handed out thousands of cowbells, bottles of sunscreen, sunglasses, stickers, t-shirts, and other prizes. If you had a chance to stop by and say Hi, thank you! If we missed you, hopefully we'll get a chance to get together in the future.
And as usual, we were collecting and analyzing power files from top riders each and every day. If you missed any of the data (or some of our funny video blogs), here's a recap of the week.
Frank Overton, coach and owner of FasCat Coaching, spent last week analyzing power files from UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team’s Rory Sutherland as he raced the 2011 Tour of California. In his recap post, Frank takes a look at the data behind Rory's performance.