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by Shane Stokes

November 15, 2017

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Velon details most powerful sprints of 2017

by Shane Stokes

Velon has continued to look back at the 2017 season, using rider data to rank sprints within the bunch. It has named the eight best sprints it has on record, using power data it tracked at 10 races in 2017. These included a Grand Tour, two ‘Monument’ Classics and the inaugural Hammer Series event.

Best on the list was Peter Sagan’s victory on stage five of the Tour de Suisse. Over an 18 second period he averaged 70.5km/h and 1220 Watts, reaching a top speed of 76.2km/h and a five second peak power output of 1417 Watts.

“This was a simply stunning sprint from the world champion in which he topped 76km/h. Sagan caught his rivals by surprise by launching his sprint early and while others might have faded, he maintained his pace and power, which is reflected in his huge average of 1220 watts,” it states.

“He won by such a big margin that he was unlucky to not be given a one-second time gap over the rest of the field. An amazing performance.”

Click through to read more at Velon’s website.

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