What can we learn from Chris Froome's power data?

Team Sky released some of Chris Froome's power data from stage 10 of the Tour de France in an attempt to end speculation about doping

14 July 2015
102nd Tour de France
Stage 10 : Tarbes - La Pierre-Saint-Martin
FROOME Christopher (GBR) Sky, Maillot Jaune, at La Pierre-Saint-Martin
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADA

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

This year’s Tour de France has been dominated by arguments among pundits and former riders about the plausibility of the performances of Chris Froome and the rest of Team Sky.

In an attempt to address some of the questions, on the second rest day of the Tour the team’s head of athlete performance, Tim Kerrison, provided some of the team’s data to journalists. It was from the climb to La-Pierre-Saint-Martin, where Froome took a stranglehold on the race on Stage 10.

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Michael Hutchinson is a writer, journalist and former professional cyclist. As a rider he won multiple national titles in both Britain and Ireland and competed at the World Championships and the Commonwealth Games. He was a three-time Brompton folding-bike World Champion, and once hit 73 mph riding down a hill in Wales. His Dr Hutch columns appears in every issue of Cycling Weekly magazine