Le Tour de France Stage 14

Sojasun Shoots for Stage Win, Julien Simon's Breakaway

Stage 14 of the Tour de France rolled closer to the Alps today with a 191km course departing from Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule and finishing in the city of Lyon. In the final two kilometers it was Sojasun's Julien Simon in front racing for the year's first French rider win, but ultimately he was caught and Matteo Trentin (OPQS) took the stage victory. 

Julien Simon's SRM race file below illustrates his efforts in today's stage.

Julien Simon: Team Sojasun (Stage 14)

Julien averaged 253 watts over the 191km stage with an 82rpm average cadence. He held an average speed of 43kph and climbed just over 1,900 meters total. Julien's average heart rate was 160bpm and his race required approximately 4,000 kilocalories.

Leading the Last 17km

Julien extended his lead on the final climb, the Côte de la Croix-Rousse, and powered through to the final 2km mark before being caught by the group. In the these last 17km he averaged over 358 watts with 89rpm average cadence and 45kph average speed. During his break he delivered almost a dozen powers peaks between 650-800 watts.

Power in the Last Kilometer

A highlighted look at the last kilometer of Julien's attack shows a power average of over 400 watts at an average speed of 50.5kph with 198bpm heart rate. His max power in this short section is close to 900 watts with 97rpm cadence. 

Race Averages

Time 4:28:55 min
AVG Power 253.1 watts
AVG Heart rate 160.0 bpm
AVG Speed 42.88 kph
AVG Cadence 82.0 rpm
ALT Gain 1,910 meters
Distance 191 kilometers
Energy 4,083.77 kilojoules
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