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## How much power can a cyclist generate?

Available power

During a bicycle race, an elite cyclist can produce close to 400 watts of mechanical power over an hour and in short bursts over double that—**1000 to 1100 watts**; modern racing bicycles have greater than 95% mechanical efficiency.

## What is the average power output of a pro cyclist?

An average pro in the Tour peloton will produce about 6.15 W/kg under the same conditions. Assuming a weight of 70 kg (a bit more than 154 lbs.), the average rider will be able to maintain a power output of 163.8 watts for the 20 minute effort while the pro will maintain **429.8 watts**.

## Is 400 watts a lot of power cycling?

As you can see, the best human efforts at producing power over the course of an hour on a bicycle are around **300-400 Watts**.

## What is maximum power output cycling?

**PWR = max power (W) / body weight (kg)**

For example, an 80-kg rider with a maximum power of 280W has a power-to-weight ratio of 3,5 watts per kilo, or 3,5W/kg, sometimes also expressed as 3.5W. kg-1.

## Is 200 watts good cycling?

A lighter cyclist who can put out raw high wattage numbers is going to go a lot faster. … The article claims that a typical fit cyclist might be able to crank out 250 to 300 watts as an average for a 20 minute FTP (functional threshold point) test, while the pros usually average 400 watts.

## Is 100 watts cycling good?

Wattage goals will vary from person to person. **No exact watt number is appropriate** for all riders. Generally speaking, a beginner cyclist may average around 75–100 watts in a 1-hour workout. A fit participant will average more than 100 watts, and pro cyclists can reach 400 watts per hour.

## What is the average power of a Tour de France rider?

Tour de France cyclists are capable of generating enormous amounts of power for incredibly long periods of time compared to most people. For about 20 minutes, a fit recreational cyclist can consistently put out **250 watts to 300 watts**. Tour de France cyclists can produce over 400 watts for the same time period.

## How fast is 200 watts on a bike?

Wind tunnel testing has shown that a 70kg cyclist putting out 200 watts of power would be traveling at **32.4kph** if riding upright on the brake hoods. However, if the same cyclist were to go down onto his drops his speed would increase to 34.4kph.

## How many watts can a human generate?

Theory. The average human, at rest, produces around **100 watts** of power. [2] Over periods of a few minutes, humans can comfortably sustain 300-400 watts; and in the case of very short bursts of energy, such as sprinting, some humans can output over 2,000 watts.

## What is a good watts per kg cycling?

Beginners or Cat 5s range from **2.5 to 3.2 watts/kg for men** and 2.1 to 2.8 watts/kg for women; Cat 3 racers typically range 3.7 to 4.4 watts/kg (men) and 3.2 to 3.8 watts/kg (women).

## What is a cat 4 cyclist?

All men start at Category 5 and all women start at Cat. … For the men to move up to Cat. 4, **the most traveled route is to complete 10 massed-start races permitted by USA Cycling**. The races must be at least 15 miles long if it’s a road race and 10 miles long if it’s a criterium. Once a rider is Cat.

## How fast is Peter Sagan?

The top spot goes to Peter Sagan’s victory on stage five of the Tour de Suisse. Over an 18 second period he averaged 70.5km/h and 1220 Watts, reaching a top speed of **76.2km/h** and a five second peak power output of 1417 Watts.

## What is Mark Cavendish FTP?

Although not riding this year, for someone of Mark Cavendish’s stature that’s a remarkable 17 to 18 Watts/kg for maybe 20 seconds with an **FTP around 1600 Watts**.