Another lunchtime @GoZwift Tour de Zwift Stage Ride/Race. This time Stage 1 Shorter (still got Stages 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 to do to complete the Tour), which was 31kms on Greater London Route.
The highlight for me was that I started hard and managed to stay with the 1st, usually the fastest, group for 10 whole minutes ❗❗ That's the 1st time I've managed that ever🎉🎊❗ See photos 2-5(5 was 20mins in and where I was between pelotóns). Usually I get spat out the back after about 1-3 minutes of killing myself. I then semi blew up and just tried to hang on to finish in just over 50mins and just outside the top 3rd of participating riders, in 54/156. Happy with that too as it's fairly consistent with my previous result.
I must have felt pretty good at the start as I also set an All Time (AT) 1 minute power PB during my pre ride/race warm up of 481w, so 7.2w/kg at my current weight(6th photo)❗ I hope in the next few weeks I can break the 500w barrier for 1 minute. Also some 2020 Power and HR PBs(7th photo), which are less impressive to me😂
All this consistency paying off, I feel. Onwards and Upwards 💪🏽❗❗ I'll post my suffer highlights video later tonight.