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Estimate of 59:18.75

I did a dry run for the Alpe last night, with a week to go I'll be doing nothing heavy over the next few days, just a little light spinning.I worked on the Tacx keeping the power output between 300w and 310w at a steady cadence of around 70-80rpm. Trying to simulate the cadence I'll be using on the big day and keeping the Tacx "honest" (since it tends to overstate power output at higher cadences).

I kept it steady for 30 minutes with my heartrate settling at 163bpm. I'm well chuffed with that, since in the past 300w has caused my heartrate to fly up to max hr fairly quickly. I guess I'm as ready as I'm going to be. I stopped short of carrying on for the full hour - I could have carried on, there was no physiological reason to stop. But there was no value in it and I don't want to get overtired or risk injury etc. And of course, it really hurts!

I'm going with an FTP of 300w and a weight of 76kg - according to kreuzotter this will give me a speed of 14km/h and that estimated time of 59:18. Now all I have to do is work out where *exactly* the start and finish line is on Alpe d'Huez - there is a "tour" finish line and an "amateur" finish line, which one do I want to use?

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