Power meters and computers at the Tour de France: who uses what?


“Professional cycling has become a numbers game, with riders paying such attention to their power and heart rate that they become obsessed with it. “These are the words of Vini Zabù-KTM manager Luca Scinto, who banned his team from running with power meters and heart rate data in January this year.

Power meters have long been a source of contention in the WorldTour peloton. The conversation started in the context of professional racing for many years and involved names such as Alberto Contador, who suggested that the removal of technology would “level things up” after Team Sky train tactics were ubiquitous. in the high mountains. The current director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, has gone so far as to say that the power meters “destroy the glorious uncertainty of sport”.


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