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by Neal Rogers
May 25, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Pierre Rolland solos to victory from breakaway on Stage 17 of Giro d’Italia; Velon shares power data on Rolland’s Giro stage win; Coquard wins opening stage of Baloise Belgium Tour; Aussie Michael Storer takes stage win at An Post Rás; Aberasturi wins Stage 4 at Tour of Japan, Canola holds GC lead; Martyn Irvine sidelined after suffering hip fracture in Baloise Belgium Tour; UCI suspends Soul Brasil Pro Cycling for 35 days for multiple doping violations; Synergy Baku fires Averin after UCI doping ban is imposed; Colorado Classic names 14 teams, including four WorldTour squads; Monash University researchers seek Melbourne cyclists for passing distance study; Video: Orica-Scott reviews their day after Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia
On another mountainous day in this punishing final week at the Giro d’Italia, Velon was tracking data for riders in the peloton, chase group and breakaways. including stage winner Pierre Rolland of Cannondale-Drapac. Data below comes from Rolland’s solo attack to victory.
Power: 403 watts
30-second peak power: 503 watts, attacking from breakaway
Likewise, Velon shared the power data for Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing), who was in the breakaway when Rolland attacked. Chasing Rolland in the last 8km, his 10-minute power was significantly lower.
Power: 324 watts
30-second peak power: 539 watts, reacting to Rolland’s attack.
For more, including data from Gorka Izagirre (Movistar), Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates), and Maxime Monfort (Lotto-Soudal), click through to the Velon.cc website.