You can mark a view as ‘exhaustive’ when a rider goes all-out in a part of a race or workout.

Conditions to mark a view as exhaustive

A number of conditions have to be fulfilled to create reliable ‘Exhaustive views’.

  1. Data points for average climbing power and time must be obtained from final climbs finishes at the top. An example of data to be rejected is the Climb of the Col de Peyresourde when the finish line actually is situated in Bagnères de Luchon. Top riders will not go all-out because any time won on the ascent can still be lost in the descent.
  2. Weather conditions have to be within reasonable limits of temperature and wind. Freezing temperatures, snow, torrential rainfall will lead to non-optimal performances.
  3. When a stage is a succession of climbs, the final ascent will only be valid if earlier climbs were done at “easy” or “controlling” pace. Stage 8 of the TDF-2013 went over the Port de Pailhères to Ax-les-Thermes and up to the climb of Ax-3-Domaines. Froome and his team rode calmly over the Pailhères and a fresh Froome won on the col AX-3-Domaines . In contrast, Nairo Quintana attacks on the Pailhères, consumes part of his anaerobic reserve and performs badly on the final climb. The data for Froome are valid for a (P-t) relation, the data for Quintana are not.




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