Nine Women’s Tour riders have uploaded their efforts from Stage One to Strava, including Dani King (Wiggle Honda), and Katie Archibald (Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International).
Archibald’s ride gives her an ‘extreme suffer score’ and 94% intensity. The track superstar made a bridge to the breakaway that formed around 45 miles.
You can see her heart rate shoot up and maintain a steady ‘time trial-esque’ straight line at that point. Sadly she dropped off not far from the end to be swallowed by the peloton but did win the Combativity Award for her work.
King stayed within the pack, finishing 76th, riding the 76 miles at a steady 25 miles per hour to receive 288 kudos.
Winner of the Queen of the Mountains jersey, sponsored by Strava, Katie Hall called her ride “Aviva Women’s Tour: I won the STRAVA QOM jersey today :)”, clearly chuffed with her performance and maxing out at a claimed 52mph (though with no real descents on the course we wonder if this is a Garmin blip?!).
Nine time National Cyclocross champion Helen Wyman also uploaded her ride, reaching an identical max heart rate as Archibald of a slightly jaw dropping 204 beats per minute. We’ve managed 200, but never quite found those extra four pumps…
Elisa Longo Borghini obviously had some “searching for satellites” issues with her computer, as only 69 miles of her ride are recorded, but she’s managed to scoop up 81 shiny Strava cups.