Arredondo Climbs to Second San Luis Stage Win

Powerful Potential for Trek Factory Newcomer

January 25, Stage 6: Las Chacras - Mirador del Sol 184.4km

Trek Factory Racing Team's newest Colombian addition, Julián Arredondo, claimed his second stage win in the Tour de San Luis ahead of Sergio Godoy and Nairo Quintana on the uphill finish atop the Mirador del Sol. Julián, new to the WorldTour, joined Trek this season as a specialty climber with high hopes for the upcoming Giro d'Italia.

The training and performance team at Trek Factory Racing shared Arredondo's SRM race file as a continued contribution to data transparency and to show how a climber's race data can be unique to others. Julián races at 164cm with approximately 58kg on the SRM Shimano 9000 11-Speed PowerMeter.

Julián Arredondo: San Luis Stage 6

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In stage 6 of Tour de San Luis, riders were greeted with a relative relief from the heat over the 184.4 kilometer mountain stage. In total, Arredondo averaged 170 watts with a cadence average of 65rpm and 42kph average speed. After climbing just over 1,450 meters and burning roughly 2,000 kilocalories, Julián executed the team's race strategy for the day with an uphill sprint to victory in 4:16:54.

“This is incredible, I'm so happy to be able to win again,” said an elated Julián Arredondo. “Nairo [Quitana] is a phenomenal rider and a reference for all of us Colombian riders. I have a lot of respect for him."

30 Minutes Up Mirador del Sol

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During the final 15 kilometers, which included the last climb, Julián pushed 322 average watts with an 86rpm average cadence. He held an average speed over 30kph in this segment with 163bpm heart rate average. On the final 8 kilometer climb, Arredondo produced more than ten 400+ watt peaks as he rode decisively with the leaders.

"The plan was for Julián to stay with Quintana," explained Sports Director, Alain Gallopin. "No attacking, no pulling - just play the stage win and stay on the wheel of Quintana and make the sprint.”

"The plan was that I would climb along with the front group" Arredondo confirmed. "And then try and win the sprint. It was another explosive finish, so something that suits me."

Arredondo's Winning Climb to the Line

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As Julián raced the final 5 minutes to the mountaintop finish he averaged over 376 watts (6.5w/kg). In the final attack he delivered a 1,000+ watt max with 98rpm at 31kph to take the stage win and move into 4th overall.

"A professional team must always work with the best technology to assist athletes in their training and performance. With this view SRM is the best technical instrument to use for it. Trek Factory Racing is proud to be supported by SRM Training Systems knowing  the union of these two big companies will bring the biggest results." - Luca Guercilena, Team Manager 

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