Chris Froome racks up huge training miles on Strava
The four-time Tour de France champion has been racking up massive training miles in the warmer climate of Johannesburg, South Africa
Instead of keeping his training secret, he’s started posting the rides on Strava since Christmas. Froome has headed south from his home in Monaco to South Africa which is much wamer this time of year.
It's widely known that Pro cyclists rack up huge miles, training for 25 plus hours a week. It's also great to see what the top Pro's do in preparation for the season ahead.
So far Froome has racked up over 800 miles since New Year's day in just 11 rides. He started the New year off with a 98 mile ride that 8,300 feet of climbing which included several interval sessions.
Next day he racked up a 124 miles ride with 8,600 feet of climbing. Next day he did an 8 mile recovery ride, then back to intervals with couple of hundred mile rides.
He then moved onto his Time Trial bike on another 100 mile ride and took two Strava KOM scalps up Pluto Power Station Hill and N14 to Sun Rise Summit.
Froome hasn't posted his power data for obvious reasons, however, Froome is able to produce over 410 watts for periods of up to 45 minutes in the Grand Tours. A very good amateur could probably average 325 watts over the same period. Froome weighs around 68 kilogrammes which put him in the magic 6 Watts per Kilo category.
Froome is spending time mixing things up riding his TT bike, mountain bike and road bike .
Froome is obviously focusing on his season goals which include the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France.
Froome should start his season February 14 at the Volta Algarve. He is planning to race in Italian races Tirreno Adriatico and the Tour of the Alps on his way to the Giro d’Italia in May.
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