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Breaking down the bike leg with Cody Beals: Ironman 70.3 Monterrey

Complete power data from Cody Beals' ride at his most recent half distance race.

Cody Beals recently released the power data for his bike leg at the recent Ironman 70.3 Monterrey where he placed 4th. While not the overall strongest performance from Beals, his power data from Monterrey reveals some interesting info as he was forced to overcome a significant deficit after the swim to get himself back into contention. Clocking 2:00:50 on the bike was enough to move Beals from 14th out of the swim to top six heading out of T2.

Here’s the data collected from Beals’ Pioneer power meter:

Key facts:

  • Beals’ average speed for the 88.3-km bike course was 43.8 km/hr
  • His normalized power was 306.1 Watts
  • He made two surges during the bike leg — his power peaked to 344W for the 5 minutes of the second surge around 50km in.
  • Times were likely slower on the Monterrey course because of a cobbled road section that athletes rode through twice. For these short sections, Beals’ power dropped significantly.