Le Tour de France Stage 11

Time Trial with Saxo Bank Tinkoff

Stage 11, the Individual Time Trial, at the Tour de France was relatively flat with a few rolling hills early on followed by several sharp turns and long flat sections leading to the finish. The 33 kilometer course, suited for TT specialists, began in Avranches and finished in front of Mont-Saint-Michel, a tidal island dominated by a monastery and abbey.

Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff invited the SRM team to ride along behind Italian cycling veteran, Matteo Tosatto. Below Matteo has shared his SRM files from the warm-up and race. Unfortunately, there was an error in Matteo's speed sensor causing speed data to not be included, but power, cadence, and heart rate from the day's effort is illustrated below. 

TT warm-up

Time Trial Warmup

An 11 minute section from Matteo Tosatto's warm with the SRM Training System in preparation for the 33km Time Trial. 

Matteo at the start of the TT

Matteo Tosatto Time Trial (Stage 11)

Matteo averaged over 403 watts over his 40 minute time trial effort. His average cadence was 94rpm and we can estimate an average speed of around 46kph (as the distance was doubled in the graph due to speed error). His heart rate average was 149bpm and his performance required just under 1,000 kilocalories.

On course racing with the SRM Specialized Training System

Time Trial Averages

Time 40:01 min
AVG Power 403.5 watts
AVG Heart rate 149.0 bpm
AVG Speed 46 kph (estimate)
AVG Cadence 94.0 rpm
ALT Gain 164.0 meters
Distance 33 kilometers
Energy 968.8 kilojoules
Matteo powering to the finish in front of Mont-Saint-Michel
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