Le Tour de France Stage 9

SRM Power in the Pyrenees with Alejandro Valverde and Movistar Team

Stage 9 of the Tour de France was a classic Pyrenean course featuring five steep mountain passes over 168.5 kilometers. Garmin's Dan Martin took the stage win in 4:43:03. Chris Froome of Team Sky had a challenging day in the yellow jersey riding in front of his teammates for much of the stage with Movistar Team riders.

“It was one of the hardest days I’ve ever had on a bike but I’m happy to still be in the yellow jersey,” Froome tod Cycling News. “Credit is due to the Movistar team who really did a good race and put me under pressure. It was hard to be alone there.”

Alejandro Valverde (Stage 9) Movistar Team

Movistar Team's GC, Alejandro Valverde, averaged 262 watts through the Pyrenees with an average cadence of 72rpm. He climbed just under 3,800 meters with an average speed of 35.3kph, requiring 4,300 kilocalories.

Valverde's Movistar Team currently leads the Team Classification

Race Averages

Time 4:43:04 min
AVG Power 262 watts
AVG Heart rate not available
AVG Speed 35.27 kph
AVG Cadence 72 rpm
ALT Gain 3,793 meters
Distance 166 kilometers
Energy 4,449.8 kilojoules

Pyrenean rollercoaster ride for the Peloton

Valverde Pushing Pace on the Final Climb

Valverde and Nairo Quintana went on the offensive in the final climb, the Hourquette d’Ancizan. Valverde averaged 323.4 watts up the ascent with several power peaks between 600-800 watts.

Movistar Team racing with SRM Campagnolo Training System

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