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Project Speed with Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling

With COVID19 severely affecting the road racing calendar in 2020 and the time trial scene returning to some level of normality there was an opportunity to be taken advantage of. Enter Project Speed. The project was put to us by Jack and the team at Ribble Weldtite to dive deep into the teams aerodynamic optimisation with the goal to clean sweep the National championships and set Ribble Weldtite as the benchmark. The team are a registered team on the UCI Europe tour, up against some of the best riders from across the globe, with an already strong background in time trailing. The team’s time trialling abilities were shown throughout the 2019 season at the individual British time trial championships. John...

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Dowsett Hour Record - Take 2

"This piece was written in 2016. Alex has since confirmed that his power for the hour was 358w, not the 395w his team claimed. Our analysis still stands, albeit with it likely that Alex has more power available than predicted. We will be doing an updated piece nearer the event to breakdown what it will truly take to beat Campenaerts at sea level." - Dan Bigham   Last week Alex Dowsett announced he was going to go for a second hour record attempt after Bradley Wiggins put a huge 1589m on to his old record. I had previously done some maths on Dowsett’s record to see what power he was putting out and what he might be able to achieve...

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