"The real secret of a race is to know how to analyze it. If you know how to analyze a race, you know how to win it." B. Hinault

The Races tab provides a summary of all the races completed by the rider, categorized according to the selected dates. Races are classified into four types, each with specific characteristics:

  1. Flat: This category includes races with a positive elevation gain of less than 2200m and an ascent distance of less than 13km. The finish of the race is flat, meaning the terrain is relatively level without significant climbs.

  2. Hilly: Races falling into this category have a positive elevation gain of at least 2500m, and they feature climbing throughout the race, covering a distance of 13 to 35km. The terrain is undulating, with notable ascents and descents.

  3. Mountain: In the Mountain category, races have a significant positive elevation gain of more than 3000m, and they involve a minimum climbing distance of 35km. Alternatively, races can be classified as Mountain if the final ascent is more than 10km, regardless of the total climbing distance.

  4. Time-Trial: This category consists of individual races, often against the clock, where riders compete to achieve the fastest time over a specific distance without direct competition.

By organizing races into these distinct types, the Races tab offers a comprehensive overview of the rider's competitive performances.

Filter by Race Type

In this section, you have the option to filter by race type and explore a variety of new plots.

Record Power Profile

Analyzing the Record Power Profile (RPP) is essential for understanding an athlete's peak power performance. However, in competitive cycling, maintaining high power levels after expending significant energy is critical for success.

To provide a more comprehensive analysis, our platform offers two customization options for the RPP graph:

  1. Energy Expenditure Threshold: You can select a specific energy expenditure level to visualize the RPP corresponding to power levels achieved after reaching that particular energy expenditure. This feature allows you to focus on power profiles during different phases of a race or specific energy expenditure targets.

  2. Race Type Selection: You have the flexibility to choose a specific race type for the RPP graph. This enables you to compare and contrast power profiles in various race scenarios, including flat races, hilly terrain, mountainous stages, or individual time trials. Tailoring the RPP analysis to specific race types provides deeper insights into the athlete's performance in different competitive settings.

  3. Climbs Comparison: For a more detailed assessment, you can compare them with the detected climbs where each dot represents a climb detected in a race, and its color indicates the energy expended before it. This powerful feature allows you to compare climb performance to the athlete's peak values, gaining valuable insights into the impact of climbs on overall race performance.

These customization options enhance your ability to assess an athlete's performance under various conditions, aiding in strategic training and race preparation.

A summary table of all the power values according to energy expenditure is provided below the graph.

Power distribution by race

Analyzing the distribution of power throughout a race is valuable for assessing race difficulty and improving training load analysis. Key observations from the power distribution graph include:

  1. Race Difficulty: A spread-out distribution indicates a race with multiple power peaks, likely characterized by surges and changes in intensity. A narrow distribution suggests a consistent and steady race. This information helps assess race demands, such as challenging terrains or time-trials.

  2. Training Load Accuracy: Understanding power distribution aids in precise training load analysis. Coaches can replicate race intensity and demands in training sessions, helping athletes prepare for similar scenarios.

  3. Tactical Insights: Examining power distribution offers tactical insights into performance. Coaches and athletes can identify areas for improvement and develop specific race strategies.

  4. Race Strategy Optimization: Analyzing power distribution helps in optimizing race strategies. Athletes can plan efforts, conserve energy, and strategically use power surges.

Visualizing race power distribution enhances race preparation and performance, leading to more effective and successful racing outcomes.

Power & Heart Rate Distribution

In this section, you can access the power and heart rate distribution for all races in which the athlete has participated. This graphical representation provides valuable insights into the athlete's physiological responses during racing.

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