User Guide


"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:
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
Races distribution

Record Power Profile

Analyzing the Record Power Profile (RPP) is indeed crucial for understanding an athlete's peak power performance. However, achieving victory in competitive cycling relies on sustaining high power levels even after significant energy expenditure during races.
To offer a more comprehensive and informative analysis, our platform allows you to customize the RPP graph based on your preferred energy expenditure level. By selecting a specific energy expenditure threshold, you can visualize the RPP that corresponds to the power levels achieved after expending that particular amount of energy. This feature allows you to focus on power profiles during different phases of a race or specific energy expenditure targets.
Additionally, 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, such as flat races, hilly terrain, mountainous stages, or individual time-trials. By tailoring the RPP analysis to specific race types, you can gain deeper insights into the athlete's performance in different competitive settings.
A summary table of all the power values according to energy expenditure is provided below the graph.

Power distribution by race

Representing the power distribution by race is a valuable tool for determining the race difficulty and enhancing the accuracy of training load analysis. This graphical representation provides insights into the distribution of power output throughout the race, helping you assess the race's demands and plan training accordingly.
Key observations from the power distribution graph include:
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    Race Difficulty: A spread-out distribution indicates a race with multiple power peaks, likely characterized by frequent surges, sprints, and changes in intensity. Such races may include challenging terrains, breakaways, or strategic race scenarios. On the other hand, a narrow distribution suggests a relatively constant and steady race, where the power output remains consistent throughout. These races may involve time-trials or courses with consistent efforts.
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    Training Load Accuracy: Understanding the power distribution in a race allows for more accurate analysis of the training load. Coaches can match the training load during training sessions to replicate the race's intensity and specific demands. For example, targeting intervals that mimic the race's surges and high-power segments helps athletes develop the required physiological adaptations for similar race scenarios.
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    Tactical Insights: Examining the power distribution can offer tactical insights into the athlete's performance during the race. Coaches and athletes can identify sections where power output needs improvement or where specific race strategies may be beneficial.
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    Race Strategy Optimization: Analyzing the power distribution can aid in optimizing race strategies. Athletes can plan their efforts, conserve energy when needed, and strategically use power surges to their advantage.
By visualizing the power distribution in races, you can gain a better understanding of race dynamics, optimize training sessions, and tailor strategies to match the specific demands of different race types. This data-driven approach 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.