Alban Lakata Wins UCI European Marathon Championships

Second Marathon European Title For Lakata

Lead Group: European Marathon Championships

Austrian mountain bike professional, Alban Lakata, took the win in Singen, Germany on May 12, 2013. The World Champion, and five time Austrian national champion, raced the marathon on the SRM Mountain Bike Training System.

Lakata, known to many as The Albanator, share his SRM race file from the event which illustrates the awe inspiring power and endurance that elite mountain bikers deliver on course! 

SRM Race Data

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Alban Lakata rode to victory in 3:37:48 just ahead for Christopher Sauser of Switzerland who suffered a technical in the final kilometers. Lakata averaged 342 watts in the 100 kilometer race and maintained incredible consistency throughout the two laps.

Race Averages

Time 3:37:48 min
AVG Power 342 watts
AVG Heard rate 160bpm
AVG Speed 27.5 kph
AVG Cadence 75.5 rpm
ALT Gain 2037 meters
Distance 100 km
Energy 4,466 kilojoules

Mud Bath Marathon

Extreme conditions pose no problem for the all weather-proof PowerControl7

Consistency Counts

Lakata mastered consistency with nearly identical efforts in the first and second half of the race.

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Alban's ability to pace himself with the SRM is seen in the lap 1 and lap 2 data comparison. The total lap time is almost identical, as well as his average heartrate, speed, and cadence. His average power increases in lap 2 towards the end as he pushes to catch Sauser.

Victory Celebration

Alban Lakata trains and races on the SRM Mountain Bike Training System.

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