Strava data reveals rapid ascent of the Poggio in Milan-San Remo 2021 

Strava knowledge has revealed the skill insensible a hasty ascent of the Poggio in Milan-San Remo 2021.

This year’s version of the Italian Monument came down to an unpredictable make, as a sizeable team crested the Poggio together earlier than Jasper Stuyven (Chase-Segafredo) attacked solo in the final 2km to use the victory. 

Stuyven build out some huge power to back his gap over the chasing team and to hurry to the road and retain off Caleb Ewan (Lotto-Soudal) on the road, but there possess been furthermore some indispensable performances from those who done insensible.  

Here’s a observe on the Strava knowledge from this year’s ‘La Primavera’:

No longer all riders make a selection to piece their power knowledge on-line after broad races, as some feel keeping the numbers secret affords them an advantage over their opponents, but fortunately some riders are will to piece their numbers. 

Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) has shared his knowledge from Milan-San Remo after finishing fifth on the Via Roma on Saturday. 

Finally of his six hour and 50 minute rush over the 299km bustle, Van der Poel averaged 241 watts.

As fashioned, the 2021 Milan-San Remo sparked into life on the slopes of the Cipressa around 26km from the make, with Van der Poel holding 362w for the 35 minutes from the foot of that climb the total intention to the road. 

Then onto the Poggio, the decisive final climb into San Remo, the Dutchman then held 497w for 5 minutes and 42 seconds through the ascent of the 3.6km-prolonged avenue. 

The quickest riders in the final 27km of Milan-San-Remo 2021 (Record: Strava)

At last because the bustle hit the final straight, Van der Poel launched a characteristically huge hurry, averaging over 1,000w for 27 seconds, hitting a maximum power of 1,400w. 

Britain’s Tom Pidcock, riding his first ever Milan-San Remo, furthermore shared his power knowledge from the day’s racing, as he averaged 185w for the duration.

For the final 27km of the bustle, the Ineos Grenadiers rider averaged 298w, including a 384w effort for five minutes on the Poggio.

The quickest riders on the Poggio in Milan-San Remo 2021 (Record: Strava)

Pidcock then hit 1,100w in the final hurry to make 15th. 

Stuyven’s effort in the final became as soon as very different to the others after he escaped on the bottom of the Poggio, 2.5km from the make. 

The Belgian held 515w for the final two minutes and 47 seconds of the bustle, then hitting 1,545w in his determined hurry for the road because the chasing team surged insensible him. 

Despite one other attain miss from Caleb Ewan, Stuyven held on to use his first Monument victory. 

This year’s bustle saw the peloton crest the Cipressa in a hasty time – the quickest since 2017, per Mountain climbing Records

The 80-rider peloton climbed the Poggio in a time of 10-02, with an moderate tempo of 34km/h, when put next with 10-30 last season.

That time is the quickest ascent since the time of 9-50 plan in 2017.

However in style times on the Cipressa are significantly slower than the file of 9-19, plan in 1996 by Gabriele Colombo, who won the bustle, and Alexander Gontchenkov. 

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On the Poggio, the sturdy attacking team that incorporated Van der Poel, Pidcock, Stuyven and others, climbed in 5-51, the quickest time since 2019 when the Julian Alaphilippe team reached the high in 5-50. 

The file on the Poggio became as soon as plan by Maurizio Fondriest and Laurent Jalabert back in 1995, when the pair climbed in 5-46 as Jalabert took victory. 

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