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Have you ever wondered what it would take to win a classic like Milan-San Remo? What it would be like to follow Cancellara’s wheel while “lactate was coming out of his ears”? Well, Gerro being the great guy that he is shared his Milan-San Remo SRM files which gives an excellent insight to what it takes to be the #1 cyclist in the world.
Below are five snapshots from Gerro’s SRM data during Milan-San Remo. The first one is the overall view of the entire 298kms. The next one is the final 20kms where they go over the Cipressa and the Poggio. After that is the breakdown of Nibali’s attack where Gerro and Cancellara respond to follow and then the final 2km where Cancellara drives the pace like a “motorbike” and Nibali and Gerro hold on for dear life (the numbers explain why). And finally, the graph that shows what it takes to beat Cancellara in the final sprint after 298kms. Check it out…
But first, let’s watch the final 7.5kms again just to get the heart pumping:
T: Time / P: Power / H: Heart rate / S: Speed (mph) / C: Cadence / A: Altitude (ft) / D: Distance (miles) / E: Energy (kilojoules)