I was reading CyclingNews today and saw the Allen Lim interview where he gave a glimpse into Floyd Landis' powertap files from his amazing breakaway in yesterday's Stage 17 of Le Tour de France. Lim is part of Floyd's training entourage.
There are some interesting statistics in the article which I've pulled out here in bullet form:
Time Wattage 30 seconds 544 10 minute 431 30 minute 401
I'm curious to know whether his cadence average includes zeros. If not then his average cadence when pedaling will be much higher, because a great amount of the descending time would be spent coasting. His top speed on the final descent was only 83.7kph, or 51.9mph. Not all that fast if you go by how fast the OLN guys always say the peloton descends. Then again Floyd was alone, so he didn't have the aero advantages the peloton affords.
So do you think these guys are normal people? There is certainly nothing normal about those results. That they can make this kind of wattage over such and extended period of time is almost beyond belief. Simply amazing.