WEIGHT, POWER & SPEED
Because cycling is the longest leg of the race, small gains in power output can trim minutes from your overall finish time.
In this article Matt Baird reviews the 3 key elements of faster bike splits, then dives into the ultimate goal of all triathletes: how to produce more watts for the same effort over the entire course.
He explains why you should focus on sustainable (not maximal) power, and why it’s our economy of effort and sense of pacing that deliver the best results. He even dispels the common myths often associated with cycling power.
If you really want to go down the rabbithole, then check out this nifty calculator for determining exactly how much faster you’ll become after slightly improving your power, losing some weightor streamlining your aerodynamics.