Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lance with CT


http://community.trainright.com/_Lance-Lactate-Threshold-Test/video/469132/302.html

Looks like the facility in Austin (Mellow Johnnys) http://www.mellowjohnnys.com/pedal-hard is loaded with CompuTrainers. Can't say for sure if they were using one for the LT test, but it appears so. I will try to verify this and get back with ya. Either way, or whatever the testing tool, a 25 watt increase for someone at this power profile is HUGE. Chris and Lance know how to make it happen!!!

4 comments:

ej said...

How does Lance win the Tour that year (maybe it was his last one) where he crashes and then cuts across that filed and rejoins the pack. why wasn't that a disqualification or did he receive some sort of time penalty?

Flying Wheels said...

It was Iban Mayo who crashed right in front of him on that gnarly descent. Mayo fractured his femur. Armstrong was right behind Mayo at that moment and the only way out was to swerve to his left, which took him off the pavement and onto that steep hillside. That hillside was sloping downhill towards the end of a high speed hairpin, and he managed to stay upright on the slope, dismounted at the ditch, went cyclocross to rejoin the pavement and remount his bike at the same time as the other racers were meeting up at that point in the road. The judges did not disqualify him or relegate him under those circumstances. It was a matter of his avoiding Mayo's crash where there were no other options.

KML5 said...

And now that he has an additional 25 watts to put into play, maybe he'll just go cyclocross over the entire Alps and Pyranees!!!!

ej said...

Thanks Flying Wheels.