How tough is a crit race with the WorldTour pros? Strava stats reveal the answer

Sam Welsford, Gabriel Cullaigh and Alex Dowsett put out some staggering numbers

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Plenty of cyclists know the demands of a short a sharp crit race, from fourth cat upwards.

But it’s not often we see the pros taking on a thrilling city centre criterium, like the 51km Schwalbe Classic that took place on Sunday (January 19) in Australia ahead of the Tour Down Under.

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