Second part of our new story about training with the bike and especially with the power!
The precise definition is rather unknown. We talk about "the power of a motor", the possibility of spotting doped athletes thanks to "the power developed in pedaling" or instantaneous watts during a TV broadcast but what is power in cycling ultimately?
Power is the sum of the work developed during a given period; it is expressed in watts
Power = Strength X Speed of
This is the force applied by the feet on the pedals, multiplied by the cadence. This implies that it is not enough to ride with a large gear (53-10) to develop a monstrous power; you should know how to spin your legs!
A small observation to make: it is necessary to have
In the first case, it should be remembered that road cycling is practiced in peloton and, this summer, I had talked about the work of Bert BLOCKEN turned to the pack’s dynamic thanks to numerical analyzes: we observe very low values for cyclists ideally placed in the pack and
In triathlon without drafting, the choice of distances imposed between each competitor to avoid drafting is not insignificant in order to maintain an effort close to the individual TT