1,300 Watt Sprints - Vlad Dascalu's Power Data Shows How Fit You Have to Be For a World Cup XC Podium

May 11, 2022
by James Smurthwaite  
A mechanical problem that required assistance in the tech zone held back Vlad Dascalu s bid for victory.

Vlad Dascalu is one of the rising stars of World Cup cross country and Albstadt saw him claim a second consecutive third place finish, which moves him up to fourth in the overall World Cup standings. He didn't have it easy, though. Dascalu only arrived at the venue on Friday due to illness so had to start on the fourth row of the grid. He battled forwards to be part of the front group after the first lap but just half a lap later, his saddle broke and he had to make a pitstop and lost about a minute. He fought back through the rest of the race and even launched an attack on the final climb in a bid for second but was closed out by Schurter by 1 second at the finish line. Dascalu was clearly one of the strongest riders of the race and without his mechanical he might have had the best chance of keeping up with Pidcock.

Dascalu published his full power data on Strava after the race so we decided to dig in to see what it takes to be a top World Cup pro.

Headline Stats

The men s race underway.

In his 6 laps, Vlad covered the 25.54 km (15.85 miles) and 1,159 metres (3,800 feet) of elevation in just under 80 minutes. Sauce for Strava (a plug in that allows for deeper data analysis of Strava files) lists his average power as 332 watts. The most common way to benchmark this is to use a measure called watts per kilogram. Pure watts isn't a great metric as generally heavier riders produce more power so to compare between riders it's best to include their weight as well.
Distance: 25.4km
Time: 1:19:10
Elevation: 1,159 metres
Average Speed: 19.4kmh
Average Power: 332W (4.55W/kg)
Normalized Power: 408W (5.59W/kg)

Doing this for Vlad's effort gives 4.5 W/kg, based on a weight of 73kg listed on Strava. How does this compare to a top road cyclists? Well, on the face of it, not too great - yesterday at the Giro D'Italia, riders will likely have put out more than 6 w/kg while climbing Mount Etna but that doesn't compare apples to apples.

Those riders will be aiming to keep a fairly consistent power for as long as possible, whereas Dascalu's effort is extremely peaky. Cross country racing also involves descents and a lot of corners and tech sections where you simply can't put out as much power as a measured consistent effort. On Sunday, Dascalu spent 27.4% of the race less pushing between 0 - 24W, which will definitely have brought his average power down from where it might have been were we looking at a time trial-style effort.

Dascalu spent a quarter of the race coasting on Sunday which brings down his average power.

There are other metrics that can be calculated such as Normalised Power or Average Weighted Power (for Vlad these are 408 watts and 384 watts respectively) that are designed to better quantify a performance over a variable effort but even these can't take into account a race situation where Vlad may have been racing tactically or caught behind slower riders. Instead, we're going to get really granular and dip into specific parts of the race to see exactly what Vlad was doing.

The Start Lap

Getting a strong start is crucial in World Cup XC. You have to sprint hard to be in the front group otherwise bottlenecks and concertinas will see you a long way off the front of the race when the single-file singletrack sections start.


Vlad must have known this as he blitzed forward from his fourth row position. From a standing start, he pushed a maximum of 1,305 watts, which would be his peak power for the whole race. He actually makes efforts of over 1,000 watts three times in the first 200 metres of the race. Firstly off the line, then after negotiating some traffic in the bunch and finally accelerating back up to speed after the first corner. This is his biggest 15 second effort of the race, averaging 891 watts or 12.2W/kg. In total, Vlad spent 37 seconds in this race pushing 1,000+ watts and he spiked above it at various points throughout the race.


On the first climb of the first lap, Vlad also does his hardest sustained efforts of the race as well. From the base of the first climb, which averages 12.5%, Vlad does a 2 minute effort of 539 watts (7.4 W/kg), including a 1 minute effort of 630 watts (8.6W/kg) and a max of 1,029 watts. Unlike road cycling, there's no neutral zone at the start or 50km of easy riding to let the break escape, in cross country racing you're red lining from the gun and then trying to recover and race for the remaining gruelling 80 minutes.

Vlad's Fastest Lap

2 prodiumds from 2 races for lad Dascalu in 2022.

Vlad's fastest time round the circuit came on lap 5 of 6. At 11:27.6, it was the third fastest lap of anyone, 1.6 seconds behind Alan Hatherly's fastest effort of the race. On his fastest lap, he averaged 345 watts (409 watts normalized power) as he chased back onto the lead group of Schurter, Carod and Hatherly. This is only slightly above his average power for the whole race and it shows that in cross country racing there's more than raw power to going fast. Sure, fitness is definitely a main ingredient but so is positioning, line choice, fuelling and spending your resources wisely.

The Last Lap Attack


After catching up to the leaders, Dascalu juked it out with Schurter on the final ascent of the Mercedes Benz Uphill section for the silver medal. With a race worth of fatigue in his legs, he hits this two minute section at 490 watts (6.7 W/kg) with a max of 1,067 watts - about 49 watts (0.7W/kg) below his 2 minute max in the race. We don't have Nino's data here but following his smoother race weekend, it's no surprise that the Swiss veteran was able to hold off Dascalu in the run in to the finish.

How does this compare?

Vlad Dascalu only arrived in Albstadt late on Friday mising short track.

So how does this compare to a pro road cyclist? Well, Sauce for Strava uses Dr Andy Coggan's power curve to give Vlad an 87% rating, equal to a professional level, but it's quite hard to compare between the two totally different types of effort. This article suggests that a peak of 1,300 watts isn't too far off some World Tour sprinters max output, but they often have 100km plus in their legs, not sprinting off the line like Dascalu. We also doubt those sprinters could keep up with Dascalu up the short sharp climbs of Albstadt. Equally, you can't compare Dascalu to the pure climbers of the peloton as his data is all peaks and troughs, short sprinty efforts as opposed to the prolonged grinding up an Alpine pass.

A look back through, for example Mathieu van Der Poel's Strava, shows that he might be a bit stronger on pure fitness but let's not forget the Dutchman took 3 years before he won an Olympic length World Cup race. While he might have had the power, he had to build up his skills and tactics until he could finally best his long-time rival Nino Schurter. It's the race craft, as well as the exceptional fitness, that sets the best cross country pros apart.

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  • 146 1
 I read this article whilst drinking wine and eating chocolate biscuits. Just gotta work out how to turn those calories into watts.
  • 175 1
 Easy bro - just set yourself on fire!
  • 9 14
flag saladdodger (May 11, 2022 at 5:22) (Below Threshold)
 @Mayzei: underrated comment
  • 13 0
 First step to being strong is fueling. So at least you have that!
  • 2 0
 Let’s hope it’s a controlled calorie burn.
  • 106 4
 Great article, please do more like this. Pidcock won XCO on Sunday by 40 seconds and then grabbed his road bike and road to Czech (200km) on Monday. The trip took nearly 6 hours. That is one hell of a recovery ride. These guys have a level of fitness than most can't understand...
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flag magnusc (May 11, 2022 at 5:43) (Below Threshold)
 7-8 hours in two days isn't really that crazy. It’s actually not crazy at all.
  • 19 2
 Pro riders volume is so insane that a 6 hour ride is nothing. That’s something you do multiple days a week when 20-30 hours has been your normal for the better part of a decade.

Riley Amos was on The Adventure Stash podcast last year and mentioned how on a World Cup weekend riders will do laps of the course for 2+ hours on Saturday between the short track and olympic races.
  • 9 0
 ... and he rode a wheelie the entire 200km Smile
  • 2 1
  • 14 3
 Like what @bruvar said, that isn't crazy for these kinds of guys. I am pretty damn far from WC...pretty far from Continental even, and I can do that just fine. But I have a similar training volume as these guys (just not the power). Do 20-30 hours a week of training for a few years and a 6 hour ride is just fun.
  • 7 20
flag Muscovir FL (May 11, 2022 at 7:58) (Below Threshold)
 That's honestly not that crazy. Like, not at all.

These days, I'm a very average rider in terms of fitness and yet I do a ride around Lake Constance (~200km) in one day a couple of times every season.
  • 37 7
 @Muscovir: Much impress. I assume you also won a World Cup XCO race the day before, right?
  • 11 10
 @tim-r: When a 200km ride on it's own isn't a crazy effort for me, then doing an XCO race and a 200km-ride the day after the race isn't a crazy effort for a pro cyclist, who's literal job it is to be fit enough to do such things.

All I'm saying is that you guys should maybe reevaluate your standards on what is a crazy achievement on a bike. Maybe have a look at XC marathon races like the Cape Epic. Spoiler alert, they ride over 100km a day for 7 days straight and climb over 2000m vertical each day.
  • 3 1
 @Muscovir: ummmmm yeah.
  • 8 6
 @Muscovir: I’m just super impressed with you and your level of fitness, so I’ll go “reevaluate my standards” so I can get on your level….

In all seriousness, I’m betting that these racers are completely thrashing themselves to win (since this is a one day race where they are emptying the tank, not pacing themselves on a multi day endurance race that you erroneously compared it to), so a 200km ride the next day is a large “recovery ride”. But go win a World Cup and ride that 200km the next day and report back to us, I’m interested to hear how it goes.
  • 4 0
 @tim-r: Haha, yes. With years of training all-in with proper coaching in my youth, after our little bullshit local XC races I would lay on the floor and be completely unable to move.
  • 29 3
 Not crazy at all. I turn 50 this year and consistently ride 30-36 hours per day 8 days a week. I can do a 6 hour ride in about 4.5 hours and that would just be my warmup.
  • 7 5
 @tim-r: it's all relative, @Muscovir obviously isn't winning any World Cup races to start with but if I agree that if you think it's unreasonable to to an XC race at your own max and then 200k the next day on a road bike you do need to re evaluate your thoughts on it. Not saying anything against you, but this is not that hard. I've done an XCM and then ridden my road bike home the next day for about 125k before. It wasn't hard and if I had to have done 200k I'm sure I would have made it ok. Im pretty average too imo.

Look at BCBR, bunch of regular joes pounding out 7 strait 4-5 hour rides that are way harder then a road ride.
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flag tim-r (May 11, 2022 at 13:35) (Below Threshold)
 @warmerdamj: so many keyboard badasses in here, it’s pretty funny.

Nobody is saying that riding 200km is impossible, but it’s a big recovery ride after emptying your tank in a race at the top of the sport. People on here need to reevaluate and accept that most of you guys aren’t anywhere near the pro level, and talking tough is just funny.
  • 8 0
 @tim-r: I ain’t even close to Pro level. I am Bro level though.
  • 8 3
 @tim-r: how is anybody talking tough? We are being pretty nice considering your attitude and trying to have a conversation with you about how it's not that hard nor is it anything close to a pro level feat.

Nobody said they are winning a world Cup race and then riding 200k at Toms pace. I can do it my pace no prob. If you can't do it at your pace then it sounds like you need to ride more. That's not a dig either, nobody is doing it on a whim but I bet you could work up to it this season. Not much else to say about that, it's riding a bike brah and the more you do it the more you can do it!

Now get out there and ride your bike.
  • 3 4
 @warmerdamj: you guys are too busy talking about how fit you are to bother reading my comments. I said a podium in a World Cup and then doing that ride was a big “recovery”, which people had argued against with the OP. I said nothing about my own fitness.
  • 4 3
 @tim-r: "I said nothing about my own fitness."

Hard to say much about things that don't exist.
  • 5 1
 @tim-r: some athletes use the day after a race to empty the tank even more. So it’s not meant to be a recovery ride. After that you recover hard. The idea is to increase the idea of a supercompensation.
  • 2 1
 @bikefan88: Agree. The 200k ride was probably not a recovery ride, but a mostly about getting the hours/TSS in because of the low volume XCC/XCO-weekend.
I’m pretty sure Pidcock was one of the riders who suffered least on Sundays XCO. Any rider that gets dropped is probably pushing himself further than the one that rides away with it and wins by a big margin.
  • 4 6

We get it, you like that you’re “fit”.

Congrats on doing a thing that we don’t care about
  • 3 6
 @bouldertom: I would wager that most of the super fit‘n‘though guys here are just forum posers anyway…
  • 9 3
 @Heidesandnorth: Everybody claiming to have a level of fitness on a cycling website is a poser? The posers are all the people who think it's funny to call themselves out for being unfit these days. How did this sub sector of lazy cyclists somehow become cool? Riding bikes is literally based on being fit so don't be surprised when we talk about it, especially in a article about racing.

As for @bouldertom you may be in the wrong sport. Why are you reading an article about racers being able to put out massive wattage if you think being "fit" is a "thing" "we" don't care about? The best way to describe your comment will soon be "Below Threshold".
  • 4 0
 @Heidesandnorth: Not specifically in this thread, but I recognize a lot of screen names on PB from other training sites. There are plenty of people around here that are probably faster and more fit than you think. But also, most people are average and the average don't like being told they are average.

Even worse if you are below average. Which of course, someone has to be.
  • 2 2
 @warmerdamj: ohhhhhhhh mannn you said I wasn’t fit without knowing anything about me!!!! Sick burn bro!

Pardon the sarcasm, that just such a beta cuck insult.

(Sorry it took me a month to respond, I try not to waste my time with such stuff, but I had to sit on the toilet and figured I’d give you the response you wanted, cheers!)
  • 76 0
 Unfortunately he's banned from most trails as his power output exceeds even that of many e-bikes.
  • 1 0
 Joke aside : what's the real power output of ebikes?
For example, some deliver 85Nm at around 80 rpm, right? that gives 712W.
In Europe the max nominal power is 250W, seems like it's quite far from the actual max power.
I am guessing that if we saw power curves (in relation to rpm) this would appear pretty obviously.
  • 56 0
 Nick Clark is not impressed.
  • 5 0
 Maybe converting it to feet per second would impress Nick's new personality.
  • 2 0
 @ryd-or-die: what I get the least about that story is how he is just pretending to be a highly trained fire arms expert not far away. How could this guy ever be anything other then the nobody he clearly is after that? You can just mislead an entire town for years and then move down the street and start over? That part made no sense to me.
  • 4 0
 @warmerdamj: I actually think it's genius of him! My guess is he's found the perfect population to peddle his past lives and made up experiences. Absolutely zero people that visit a shooting range for live action MW2 reenactments will care about abusive coaching and backbiting.
  • 33 1
 So in order to win a World Cup I'd need to get my threshold power to 575W. I'll better start grinding.
  • 50 2
 I've heard of a phone app called Grindr which might help with that.
  • 6 0
 @bigtim: Tried it. Left me all sticky and sore.
Good workout though.
  • 31 0
 I know what my power data looks like and lol.
  • 23 0
 These guys are on such a insane level, really enjoyed this article! As someone who does a lot of different bike disciplines I appreciate the comparison between the road and MTB.
  • 16 0
 " in cross country racing you're red lining from the gun and then trying to recover and race for the remaining gruelling 80 minutes" I've never understood how you can do this successfully. Seems like a real craft to learn how to go all out then bring your HR down to a manageable level and race.
  • 13 0
 You really don't. You just spike, recover, spike, recover, spike...
  • 5 1
 You don’t bring your HR down-you just suffer on your limit!!
  • 5 0
 @JSTootell: My strategy for XC racing, at least 60-120min races, is to always be in pain. There are occasions where it's ok not to be in pain, like if you're following the lead group and don't want to blow up... but generally after the first 5-15min I just make sure whenever I'm pedaling that I can feel the lactate.
  • 1 0
 @cgreaseman: How do you deal with cramps? or do you not cramp up?
  • 2 0
 @Sethsg: Train more, cramp less
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 @JSTootell: Makes sense, I asked my physio why I was getting cramps he said it was probably my nerves and I just need to train longer distances. I get them like clockwork when I hit 60km even though I don't feel tired.
  • 1 0
 @Sethsg: Some people are more susceptible than others. Sometimes it is just more training, sometimes it is just genetics.
  • 20 0
 One-Thousand-Three-Hundered Watts AH AH AH!
  • 2 0
 - the Count ah, memories. Makes me feel like watching a gif of a chef with a plate of cakes tripping down a flight of stairs
  • 16 1
 If I recall correctly there were a slew of road racers that attempted to make their way into XC racing back in the late 80's and early 90's and none of them were very successful. (Tomac not withstanding, but he did have a BMX background) The gap back then being fully skills based since I doubt may NORBA pros had the legs and lungs of the average pro-peloton rider. Three to four decades later, the skills gap has changed gradually, and now you have pro-roadies crossing over and at the sharp end of the XCO standings.
  • 3 0
 Steve Larsen did OK (at least in North America), but he spent the first season walking down the tech sections.
  • 6 0
 Tomac did have a pro road career prior to mtb too. Dude was a beast uphill and down.
  • 7 0
 My bet is that a lot of pro roadies have mtb experience now, or ride xc for fun.
  • 5 0
 @gbyrne: a lot of them did back then, I remember Bob Roll running down sections when he gave MTB xc a try.
Today I think it is different, these guys can ride a lot better than most of us want to believe. Nino hitting that gap on his bike I would not even think of, then still doing it on the later laps when fatigue is setting in, that is impressive.
  • 2 0
 Early on there was more crossover-Rishi Grewal, Ned Overend, Cadel Evans, Allison Sydor and Julie Furtado all had a road background.

I can’t think of a specific reason we’re seeing more riders doing the multi-discipline thing again but it does make for compelling viewing.
  • 2 0
 @wyorider: does anyone remember the little YouTube video race Burry Stander did against one of the Schlecks? (it was a Specialized thing?) Burry beat him pretty solidily. I'd guess it was easyier for Burry to ride the road well than is was for Schleck to ride the MTB well.
  • 1 0
 @gcavy1: well if it was Andy that's to be expected.
  • 3 0
 @wyorider: My personal (and unsubstantiated) theory is that it's the recent rise of women's cycling. The women, in my view, have been more multidisciplinary for the past decade or longer (PFP, Vos, Neff, etc etc).

I'm not sure if that's fueled by passion for sport or a financial necessity (or both). In any case, I like to think that PFP having 3 rainbow jerseys at the same time gave more, uhhh, "focused" riders something to strive for.
  • 1 0
 @gcavy1: Schleck (well, both of them) was an absolutely terrible bike handler. So no surprise that any XC racer beat him.
  • 2 4
 What? Roadies Euros invaded XC in the 90s and brought their PEDs with them, dominating the World Cups. Then the BC XC crew found the PEDs and Canada had a go at it for a bit.

And Bob Roll is a wanker who can barely ride a bike on any terrain.
  • 4 1
 @aaronjb: I’ve ridden with Bob Roll. Hung over, he would wipe the floor with you on a road bike.
  • 1 0
 @tommyrod74: Bob is awesome
  • 2 1
 @gbyrne: WHAATT!!!?? I loved those Maxxis Larsen TT tyres, and now I find out he walked the tech sections. I feel... duped.
  • 1 1
 @tommyrod74: Next time you ride with him find out how he still gets commentating gigs when he's got the on-air skills of a banana peel.
  • 3 0
 Anyone remember Michael Kloser? mmbhof.org/mike-kloser

“ Some of Mike’s outstanding accomplishments include:
*European, World Cross Country Champion, Crans Montana Switzerland, 1988.
*2-times World Cup 2nd place overall 1989-90.
*Winner of several World Cup series races including the finals in Italy in 1988 and Switzerland in 1990.
*Silver medal in the Mammoth California World XC championships 1987.
*Silver Medallist in the Downhill World Championships 1990.
*Iditabike Alaska endurance race Champion 1988-89.”
  • 15 0
 Shout out to the freehubs!
  • 15 2
 I'm still waiting for that article about that gap no one was able to cover except Nino... distance, drop heigh, rocks...
  • 2 0
 estoy de acuerdo
  • 4 0
 I wouldn't try it on that bike, especially after 7-8 laps of xc racing
  • 2 0
 Gravity stuff should be priorized on PB according to it's roots ... XCO has become more gravity oriented since pinkbike covers it... and it proves it always brings the best ingredients to the show...
  • 11 0
 Insane. It’d be cool to see some of these stats like power and fastest lap live during the race coverage.
  • 7 0
 A better comparison than a grand tour stage would have been a hilly one day classic. Power output and repeated surges would line up pretty closely.

Top riders are too riders, power output has to be really high for every discipline. Enduro and DH racers have a lower watt/kg ratio, but it’s because they have to have more upper body mass to throw the bike around.

At Vlad’s size, a 1300w sprint on a road bike would have him coming off a wheel at about 65kph (around 40mph). That’s impressive peak power for a non sprinter!!!
  • 8 0
 For sure, I took a look at the last 80 minutes of Van der Poel's Amstel Gold race from 2019 and that had him at 4.4W/kg over that effort and the final 80 minutes of Ronde this year at 4.8W/kg - but of course he's already ridden 200+km at that point!
AG: www.pinkbike.com/photo/22560719
RVV: www.pinkbike.com/photo/22560730
  • 2 0
 @jamessmurthwaite: You have to take in account that Vlad had to stop for a dropper change mid race!
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 @Andresjb: even that fits the profile of a Classic. It’s not uncommon for a flat or crash in those races to force some riders to stop.
  • 9 0
 Fitness level of pro riders is insane...
  • 3 0
 For us average weekend racers that use power: "oh" - average power doesn't really mean too much on anything beyond a super steady effort (no coasting) but, when you see an average of over 300 w and consider how much time spent coasting, it's insanity. The normalized power, and weighted average is a better metric for MTB but even then, it doesn't account for any fatigue with upper body movement. Also, these guys' actual w/Kg is going to be closer to 6.0 when you compare it to normalized/Kg 5.8 w/Kg, still a little low for world tour comparison but XC mountain bikers have to negotiate descending too.
  • 5 0
 DAMN! I thought MVDP’S power was high after Flanders… and that was on a road bike! Great job vlad!
  • 9 5
 And people still think the power of eBikes is going to damage trails. It's never been about the power when noobs dragging brakes causes way more damage to trails.
  • 10 0
 Some people get 3x the skidding doing 3 laps on an ebike, instead of 1 on a normal bike.
  • 7 0
 Noobs giving ‘er the onion sure will.

Almost nobody can put out pro level watts, and when the watts are earned through thousands of hours of riding some skill accompanies the power.
  • 1 3
 @wyorider: How many noobs are really buying $10k e-bikes?
  • 5 0
 @jonbrady85: 90% of them who are aged 40+
  • 2 0
 @jonbrady85: based on my last visit to the local pedal up bike park last weekend, the answer that @bouldertom gave.
  • 4 0
 My last ride on Strava showed an average of 152watts which seems accurate considering I don't use a power meter.
  • 1 0
 Exactly why an over reliance on power data while road training can lead to spectacular failure on an xc course. You might win a world championship first though. The TSS score's algorithm is road based. Fall in love with that number and you are the devil's fool.
  • 6 2
 Great info. Very interesting. And, shout out for Sauce for Strava!
  • 3 0
 Yeah - that's the first I've heard of it and downloaded it immediately. I don't really understand it all (nor do I have a power meter), but it has a couple of things I was really interested in.
The main problem for me is I ride off road, which means the data is a bit less comparable ride-to-ride.
  • 2 0
 @thingswelike: There is an optional trailforks integration you might like. Enable it in the options panel and you can easily see trail conditions and make reports with it.
  • 5 0
 1.21 Gigawatts
  • 3 0
 1300W is nothing. 1300W at 73kg in a race that long with that avg power is mental.
  • 3 1
 Mountain bike extra weight should be taken into account into those Watts per wheight in order to better compare to roadies
  • 2 1
 Not really. A bike weighing 16lbs or 40lbs doesn’t change the amount of power your body can produce.
  • 2 3
 @LeDuke: ahh truee... Lets race fat bikes then...
  • 2 0
 @LeDuke: it adds to your body wheight the more the steep it is and this defenetly affects your performance
  • 2 1
 @PauRexs: It slows you down, yes, but doesn’t change your physiology in any way. You don’t magically produce more power.
  • 1 0
 I remember watching this youtu.be/scLIzo6BCjs?t=491 and 1,300 doesn't seem that high? I suppose it's the context of a full fledged race run.
  • 2 0
 Yeah, but he stopped and recovered or did some soft pedaling after that. He didn’t race an XCO race and make the podium, with that effort at the start of an 80min race.
  • 1 0
 So that's why he broke his chain at the first pedal stroke in the short track race a month ago in Brazil Smile
  • 1 0
 Went straight to the comments. Don’t need data from charts to know I ain’t even close!
  • 3 0
 Great article.
  • 1 0
 Would also be interesting to see his VO2 max and lactate threshold. Regardless he's fast and a gifted athlete.
  • 1 0
 Sorry to be that guy, but the expression is 'duke it out' as per boxing. 'Put up your dukes' etc.
  • 1 0
 Hence why he broke his chain at the short track start in Brazil.. too much power!
  • 1 0
 That's a lot - nearly half what Nic Long, pro BMX racer puts out on wattbike!
  • 1 0
 I felt excited about being able to crank out 400 watts - wtf 1300 thats wild. Pro's are on another planet
  • 2 2
 This guy has to much peak power. They should limit his peak output down a bit.
  • 3 2
 1300 is not that impressive. It’s the sustainable wattages that is.
  • 1 0
 1300W peak is strong af but 332W average over 80 minutes is insane. Hop on an exercise bike in a gym and see how long you can hold 300W. I'm pretty sure I'd be toast in under a minute.
  • 2 2
 760 watts equals one horsepower. So this guy has the power of two horses ! Insane . !
  • 1 0
 Rather enjoyed this. Thanks James for giving the bike nerds what they want
  • 1 0
 Enjoyed this analysis. Good work James!
  • 1 0
 The Impaler strikes again!
  • 1 0
 holy moly
  • 1 3
 Dam - I can hold 400 watts for 4 minutes at a weight of 195. It is time to back off the Tim Hortons and go to the gym. Impressive!
  • 1 0
 400W for 4 minutes is pretty damn impressive.
  • 1 0
 Not compared to these dudes. @asf:
  • 2 0
 Apparently Bradley Wiggins 1 hour world record on track , was 1 hour averaging 400 watts , jeeeez @asf:
  • 1 0
 xc is soooo fun
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