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Discussion: The ultimate test

in: Ralph; Ralph > 2024-03-15

Mar 15, 2024 9:47 PM # 
You should do a plus 6 hour spinning session instead
Mar 17, 2024 8:55 PM # 
around 5 watts per kilo for a 20 minute FTP test is probably the threshold for above average for an amateur racing cyclist
Mar 20, 2024 8:21 PM # 
Peter H:
There's no way Ralph can hold 500 watts for 20 minutes
Mar 21, 2024 3:11 PM # 
Hmm, I've never been anywhere near 5w/kg, maybe I need to up the ante, though haven't done an FTP test for a while. Currently about 4.5w/kg, and I'm doing between 12-16hrs a week on the bike, though my training is structured more towards MTB racing than road racing.
Mar 21, 2024 6:38 PM # 
So the conclusion is that if I can do 500w for 20 minutes then I should change sport?
Mar 22, 2024 9:05 AM # 
lets say you'd probably be busy in France during July
(NB, pete is dissing your weight)
Mar 22, 2024 9:08 AM # 
@Ian, 5w/kg for the test is FTP of 4.75w/kg, which is upper end of 2nd Cat

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