Le Tour de France Stage 5

In the Break with Astana

Stage 5 of the Tour de France was long and rolling with over 2,300 meters of altitude gain. The course began in Cagnes-sur-mer and finished in the city of Marseille.

The break group of the day included Astana's Alexey Lutsenko and built up a gap of over 13 minutes. The 2012 UCI U-23 Road Race World Champion of Kazakhstan shared the SRM race file below with the cooperation of SRM sponsored Pro Tour Team Astana.

Stage 5 Breakaway on SRM

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Alexey's SRM file above illustrates where he made the breakaway in marker 2. During this ascent he averaged 328 watts in just over 30 minutes wish an average heart rate over 160 bpm.

Alexey held his position ahead of the peloton until 4km before the finish. The effort to stay in the breakaway required an average power of over 266 watts during the 228.5 km race.

Race Averages

Time 5:49:00 min
AVG Power 266.5 watts
AVG Heart rate 150 bpm
AVG Speed 38.2 kph
AVG Cadence 87 rpm
ALT Gain 2,384 meters
Distance 223 kilometers
Energy 5,580.5 kilojoules
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