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The article claims that a typical fit cyclist might be able to crank out 250 to 300 watts as an average for a 20 minute FTP (functional threshold point) test, while the pros usually average 400 watts.

## How many watts does a pro cyclist average?

An average pro in the Tour peloton will produce about 6.15 W/kg under the same conditions. Assuming a weight of 70 kg (a bit more than 154 lbs.), the average rider will be able to maintain a power output of 163.8 watts for the 20 minute effort while the pro will maintain 429.8 watts.

## How many watts do Tour de France riders?

Tour de France cyclists are capable of generating enormous amounts of power for incredibly long periods of time compared to most people. For about 20 minutes, a fit recreational cyclist can consistently put out 250 watts to 300 watts. Tour de France cyclists can produce over 400 watts for the same time period.

## How many watts do cyclists generate?

Pedaling a bike at a reasonable pace generates about 100 watts of power. That’s the same energy-per-time used by a 100-watt lightbulb. So if you pedaled eight hours every day for 30 days (no weekends off), then doing the math, you’d generate 24 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy.

## Is 400 watts a lot of power cycling?

As you can see, the best human efforts at producing power over the course of an hour on a bicycle are around 300-400 Watts.

## Is 200 watts good cycling?

No exact watt number is appropriate for all riders. Generally speaking, a beginner cyclist may average around 75–100 watts in a 1-hour workout. A fit participant will average more than 100 watts, and pro cyclists can reach 400 watts per hour.

## How many watts is Peter Sagan?

Sagan, during an 18-second period of the Tour of Suisse’s stage 5, produced an average of 1,220 watts. Over that time, he reached 76.2 kilometers an hour and peaked at 1,417 watts — enough to power a small space heater or an espresso machine.

## How many watts is 25 mph?

Cycling Power

Speed – kmh (mph) | Power (watts) | Increase in power needed to increase speed by 2.5kmh |
---|---|---|

20 (12.5) | 75 | |

22.5 (14) | 95 | 20 |

25 (15.6) | 120 | 25 |

27.5 (17.2) | 148 | 28 |

## Is 18 mph fast on a bike?

It’s certainly possible to sustain a higher speed, and some new riders who were already runners or some other type of endurance athlete may pedal at 15-18 mph or even higher. … But for a beginning road cyclist, an average of 13.5 mph is very respectable, especially on a longer ride.

## How many watts is a peloton?

For comparison, riders in the main peloton behind had it a bit easier needing only about 284 W. As a side note, for example Roman Kreuziger, riding in the main peloton put out an average power of 242W which resulted in 284W of normalized power.

## How fast is 200 watts on a bike?

Wind tunnel testing has shown that a 70kg cyclist putting out 200 watts of power would be traveling at 32.4kph if riding upright on the brake hoods. However, if the same cyclist were to go down onto his drops his speed would increase to 34.4kph.

## How fast is 500w in mph?

Battery Capacity and Calculating Range + Speed

Battery + Motor (Flat Terrain 165 lbs Male) | Max Speed | Average Charge Time |
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500w | 25 mph (40.23 km/h) (G) | 40 minutes |

750w | 28 mph (45 km/h) (G) | 60 minutes |

1000w | 35 mph (56.32 km/h) (R) | 80 minutes |

1500w | 40 mph (64 km/h) (R) | 120 minutes |

## What’s a good watts per kg?

Table: Power-to-weight ratio/watts per kilogram for a range of rider weights and power outputs

120w | 390w | |
---|---|---|

65kg | 1.8 | 6.0 |

70kg | 1.7 | 5.6 |

75kg | 1.6 | 5.2 |

80kg | 1.5 | 4.9 |

## How can I increase my cycling wattage?

5 Simple Ways to Increase Bike Power

- Ride in bigger gears. Riding in bigger gears at the same cadence in a particular set of conditions makes for a consistently higher power output. …
- Ride uphill. …
- Ride into headwinds. …
- Use block training. …
- Follow the 75-percent rule.

## How many watts can a human pedal?

An average person capable of producing a sustained power output of 100 W can expect to generate from 31 to 74 W, depending on the efficiency of the generator system. If you’re trying to multitask (e.g., work on a computer while you pedal), your output will be less, between 18 W and 65 W of electricity.

## How accurate is Zwift power?

For an average power, I was very impressed with Zwift! A difference of only 6.1 watts (4.26%) averaged over the whole test was actually quite impressive, so kudos to the team for working hard and making something great.