War of Attrition: Performance Analysis of a World Championship Cycling Road Race

Here is a lap-by-lap performance analysis of one rider who made it almost to the very end at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy.

All cycling races are dramas unfolding over time, but the World Championship road race is an especially long one, staged across ~250km.

Multiple laps, multiple climbs, slow build of fatigue at the same time the pace is accelerating: Who will be left as contenders for the rainbow jersey after 6 hours in the saddle?

Here is a lap-by-lap performance analysis of one rider who made it almost to the very end at the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy.

Reposted on Fast Talk Laboratories with permission of Dr. Stephen Seiler.

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