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Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes
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= Not too shabby lol.
Saw he posted in his IG.
Over 7.3 watts/kilo FOR 20 MINUTES!
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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So a FTP of 435 watts.

Which would put him on a 7.02 W/Kg FTP... that's insane!
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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Is that including the motor?

Terrible Tuesday’s Triathlon
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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Much as admire him for some things he's done e.g. for overcoming the dual leadership at Astana with LA back in the day, I can't help but look at something like that with a mental asterisk next to it.
And this is so often the problem... :-(
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [IvarAlmere] [ In reply to ]
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Given Contador's more explosive riding style, I suspect that using 95% of his maximal 20 min power would overestimate his actual FTP somewhat.

That said, these numbers remind me of the comments of somebody "in the know", who said that the average cycling fan doesn't really understand what is truly possible (partially as a result of weight loss).
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [zamm0] [ In reply to ]
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zamm0 wrote:
Much as admire him for some things he's done e.g. for overcoming the dual leadership at Astana with LA back in the day, I can't help but look at something like that with a mental asterisk next to it.
And this is so often the problem... :-(

When you talk to the guys that were on the team way back then, they say it was not a pleasant time.
But a common theme is that the problem wasn't LA but rather JB.
Most of the people have nothing but good things to say about Contador.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [marcag] [ In reply to ]
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marcag wrote:
zamm0 wrote:
Much as admire him for some things he's done e.g. for overcoming the dual leadership at Astana with LA back in the day, I can't help but look at something like that with a mental asterisk next to it.
And this is so often the problem... :-(


When you talk to the guys that were on the team way back then, they say it was not a pleasant time.
But a common theme is that the problem wasn't LA but rather JB.
Most of the people have nothing but good things to say about Contador.

It must have really been interestig to be on the team of JB + LA + AC. Imagine what the team bus was like?

As for AC's 20 minute power, did he just post that from a post retirement ride. If so, the guy is in pretty good shape for a retired guy.

Marcag, if you are in France on the team bus tell Vino we'll straighten out his swim leg for the 70.3's.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [zamm0] [ In reply to ]
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There’s not enough blood bags in the world to get me even remotely close to that number so I’m still impressed.


--Chris
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [chriselam] [ In reply to ]
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chriselam wrote:
There’s not enough blood bags in the world to get me even remotely close to that number so I’m still impressed.

Maybe if you get a tranfusion from a 60% bag that was destined for Bjarne Riis before his infamous 60%HCT fuelled stage win on Sestriere in 1996 when he dropped Indurain like a rock.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [devashish_paul] [ In reply to ]
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[/quote]

It must have really been interestig to be on the team of JB + LA + AC. Imagine what the team bus was like?[/quote]A person would fail a drug test just by inhaling the air on that bus.........
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [Andrew Coggan] [ In reply to ]
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Andrew Coggan wrote:
That said, these numbers remind me of the comments of somebody "in the know", who said that the average cycling fan doesn't really understand what is truly possible (partially as a result of weight loss).

This isn't for Andy, he just mentioned weight. For weight loss, I'm a believer.

I feel for clubbie riders and folks like me just farting around, getting your weight to an athletic place can be the "x factor" lots of folks are missing out on having a little more fun and capability on the bike. I bet a lot of A-group ride riders can do 20min in the 225 to 275w range. But, if you weigh 180 to 200lb and I weigh 150 or even 145 in race weight...have fun.

We work together but regroup on hills. I wouldn't be able to "get away" by any distance worth it on the flat. But on the hills, I can usually put 1min on the group per 3min of hill.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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It is nice to know that all I have to do is lose 30 lbs and improve my best ever 20 power by 120 watts. I think I will keep my day job.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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That is insane. He does not say that is his current fitness - he implies that was taken in a year he won Le Tour. Given photo quality, perhaps 2010, so I suppose I should say "won".

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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [RowToTri] [ In reply to ]
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Last edited by: USCoregonian: Jul 12, 18 6:38
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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The power values by themselves are not that exceptional but the combination with the weight really makes it stand out. And, to win the Tour, you gotta be able to deliver that power day after day after day (or close to it) - whereas the classics guys have maybe a bit extra explosive power but can't deliver that for more than 2-3 days in a row.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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Apparently that chap knows how to ride a bike and has a couple of watts in the legs. :)
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [grumpier.mike] [ In reply to ]
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grumpier.mike wrote:
It is nice to know that all I have to do is lose 30 lbs and improve my best ever 20 power by 120 watts. I think I will keep my day job.

with a little Spanish beef you can do it !!
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [Benv] [ In reply to ]
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so w/kg?
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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Gotta have something to brag about when you get stripped of grand tour titles for being a dirty doper
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [thatzone] [ In reply to ]
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I must say, I do miss AC as he made racing so exciting. Plus, just beautiful to see him riding a bike.
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Re: Alberto Contador 458 watts @ 62 kilos for 20 minutes [Andrew Coggan] [ In reply to ]
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Andrew Coggan wrote:
these numbers remind me of the comments of somebody "in the know", who said that the average cycling fan doesn't really understand what is truly possible (partially as a result of weight loss).

Just an FYI, this is the thread that kicked off the private conversation in which the above sentiment was expressed (not by Hunter):

https://groups.google.com/...7WAHa2k/0Qk8Y53kDssJ
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