Janez Brajkovic’s stage 3 profile.
Chris Anker Sorensen’s stage 1 profile.
Chris Anker Sorensen’s stage 2 profile.
Editor’s Note: Dirk Friel, co-founder and chief evangelist at Peaksware and TrainingPeaks.com, will join us throughout the Tour de France to look at the power numbers the sport’s top riders are laying down in France. Up today are Chris Anker Sørensen and Janez Brajkovic.
Janez Brajkovic’s (Astana) stage 3 race summary
Stage 3 of the Tour de France was a hilly journey through the northwestern corner of France between Orchie and the seaside town of Boulogne-sur-Mer. The day was characterized by a nervous bunch of riders, which led to a number of unfortunate crashes along the way.
Astana’s team leader, Janez Brajkovic, was one of the many riders held up by crashes and he also took a nasty tumble himself 80km into the stage. He sat on the ground for a minute or two as the race doctor examined him, before chasing back with teammates on a spare bike. It appears his right hip was banged up along with his left elbow, but no serious injuries were sustained.
Stage 3: Orchies — Boulogne-sur-Mer 197km
1. Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 4:42:58
2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Sky at 0:00:01
3. Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep at s.t.
17. Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team at s.t.
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Training Stress Score: 268 TSS
Energy: 3239 KJ
Average Heart Rate: 121 bpm
Max Heart Rate: 193 bpm
Average Cadence: 88 rpm
Average Watts: 196W
Normalized Power: 273
Max Watts: 873 W
Peak 1-minutes: 567 W (highest of the Tour to date)
Peak 6-minutes: 384 W
Peak 20-minutes: 376 W (highest of the Tour to date)
Peak 60-minute: 307 W (highest of the Tour to date)
The peak 5-minute power for Brajkovic was 398 W, set on the second-to-last Cat. 3 climb, which was led by Ivan Basso (Team Liquigas-Cannondale) as
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