For all the number junkies out there who wonder what power the top ITU athletes get up to on the bike in a short course race, American Eric Lagerstrom video-recorded his bike leg at the recent Montreal world cup and included his live power data to give you the inside scoop.
In this video, Lagerstrom commentates the bike leg of his race where he placed third behind winner Kristian Blummenfelt of Norway and runner-up Matt Sharpe of Canada. Lagerstrom explains some of the tactics that go on in draft-legal racing and how he strategically got himself in a good position for a podium finish.
“Coming into this race I knew that the most important thing was that… no matter if I had a good swim or bad swim, I came out with Kristian Blummenfelt. He’s a monster on the bike.”
While we’re anticipating the men’s race of the Rio Olympics on Thursday, here’s a great way to get familiarized with the fast-paced pack riding that characterizes ITU racing.