When the weekend’s dust clouds have dissipated, it’s numbers time! Impressed by Remco Evenepoel and Annemiek van Vleuten at the Classica San Sebastian and the Tour de France Femmes respectively. Not only were they the best, but the way they were talked about.
Evenepoel and Van Vleuten actually started at the same time on Saturday 30 July. While Van Vleuten went alone 62 kilometers from the finish line and cracked Demi Vollering, it was Evenepoel who said goodbye to Simon Yates as the last ballast in Spain in exactly the same way. They both rushed to the end and never looked back.
7.2 watts per kilogram and scored for Evenepoel
First Evenepoel and Clasica San Sebastián. The Belgian youngster has already won once in 2019 and returned at his best last Saturday for the first time since then. After he broke his pelvis at the 2020 Lombardy Tour in Corona year, it was a long time for the Belgian cycling hope. He alternated between great days with major recessions, but in 2022 he looked more stable than ever. Evenepoel sticks to the program, rests schedules, trains hard, works toward his goals and pulls hard on the days involved.
At Clasica San Sebastián, Evenepoel accelerated to the penultimate ascent of the day, Erlaitz. After exerting some pressure on Jaizkibel’s descent, he sped up so forcefully that only Yates could follow him for a moment. Evenepoel completed the 3.81 km climb at 11.1 percent in 11 minutes 58 seconds. In the Strava clip From Erlaitz it means big, fleshy kom. Evenepoel was 46 seconds (!) faster on Saturday than Simon Carr who was in full attack in 2021.
“Exactly 7.3 watts per kilogram of body weight,” he said afterwards. latest news. His average weight is 63 kilograms, according to Belgian media, compared to the efforts of Tadej Poujacar and Jonas Weinggaard in the Tour de France. The round in Weeks Two and Three versus the Classica is kind of like an apple-orange comparison, but still… “If I can maintain that level for a few more weeks, it will be fine, but I hope and believe I can do better than the start of the Vuelta ‘I’m not at my peak yet,’ said Evenpole calmly.
The competition in the Vuelta a España hides better, because what Evenepoel rocked his legs in the last 45 kilometers of the Clasica was impressive. Evenepoel also drove up the plateau and into the slope of Erlaitz Container of books. Ranging at an average of 51.8 kilometers per hour, he quickly expanded his range at this point, just as he did earlier this year at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. On the last climb of the day (1.7km at 10.3 per cent rate), the Belgian is still leading the PR. There was also faster than in 2019. His average single speed in the last 45 kilometers was 42.2 kilometers per hour, including two steep climbs. He’s been going downhill at 89 an hour, where stories about daason fear can also go in the trash.
Van Vleuten and Fullering measure themselves in men
Then Van Vleuten, because when Evenbühel walked away in the Clasica, the Dutch leader of the Movistar in the Tour de France was busy turning the Tour to her will. Together with Vollering, Van Vleuten started the first climb of the day in Stage 7. After Petit Ballon, Vollering set off on the second climb of the day, before Van Vleuten crushed the competition in the final climb of the Grand Ballon and put. Average speed with more than 3,000 altimeters at just 87 kilometers: 30.5 kilometers per hour. Thus, it traveled one kilometer per hour faster than Fullering.
But for the first part of this hymn, we also have to give a big compliment to Vollering. The small ball was rotated in 31 minutes by the two Dutch women together. Now it doesn’t mean much, but it does happen when we see the top ten of this Strava clip Pick it up. Who can boast in the seventh and eighth places? That’s right, anime and demi! Thymen Arensman was on top once at 28.31 minutes in 2020, but only six male Strava users in total were faster on that climb.
After the small ball, I slid at full speed, with Vollering pressing Van Vleuten. Again, only two people were faster in Strava on this aquarium. Vollering bought a little for her, because she was still driven on the slope Col du Platzerwasel (7 kilometers at 8.2 percent). At the top the difference was 27 seconds. After the plateau, the descent and the valley grew to two minutes. Van Vleuten drove an average of 49.8 per hour toward the foot of the final climb over 36 kilometers. Fullering arrived at 48.1 hours … in fact the tour was scheduled there.
The final climb was a torture for all the women, although Vollering only lost an extra minute. There was so much driving that day that many of them looked black. Van Vleuten also struggled, but he still drives the big ball at 18.5 kilometers per hour. We challenge the average cycling tourist to imitate it… At the last stage, everything went at a much lower speed, it was mainly about SD Worx’s tactical choices, but the final picture was the same: Van Vleuten, solo up front, this time on the La Planche des Belles Filles. big top (Female KOM) on Strava, where Van Vleuten led dozens of QOMs from the books in the final weekend of the tour.
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