Chris Hoy and the Jaguar F-Type
Sir Chris Hoy talks track days, peak torque and the Jaguar F-Type
Posted: 14 Nov 2012
"What's really grim is doing aero work in the wind tunnel. It's crucial, because it can make a massive difference, but you have to be on the bike and pedalling hard in race position, otherwise it's not specific enough. So you're sitting on the end of your saddle, in a position you'd hold for 10 to 20 seconds normally and you're doing that for eight hours a day, doing trials for the helmet, suit, bike components, your position..."
And does that tell you how much power you produce? "Yes." And...? "My peak watts is about 2,500-2,600, but you're only hitting that for a second, maybe a second and a half. But to get that, you need to be in the ultimate cadence band, so for peak power that's 120 to 130 revs."