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Power analysis: Egan Bernal’s stage 9 Giro victory – CyclingTips

Egan Bernal’s Strava gives us an insight into the difficulty of grand tour racing, even before the attack for the finish line.

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Egan Bernal powered up the gravel climb to the finish of stage 9 to take the win, the pink jersey, and a bucket full of confidence as he recovers from his lingering back injury. 
Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, aka Strava, and Bernal’s willingness to share his data, we can now see precisely the effort required to drop some of the best climbers in the world. 
Stage 9, or “lunch ride” as Strava somewhat understatedly names Bernal’s file, saw riders cover 156km with 3,500m+ of climbing…

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