rossco wrote:gplama, are you saying that the wattage in the sprints reaches nearly 2000?
Peak sprinting power, yes. The only links I have are for people quoting Boonen pushing out '1600W', but even that seems low. Power:weight and Boonen is a big unit. I'd love to know what Fabian pushed out the other night for 30-45 seconds to win the stage.
Anyhow, anyone pushing only 700-1000W in a TdF sprint better weigh only 20Kgs and have the wind resistance of a knife!