Just curious to know approximately what is the average speed of a pro rider over a 50 mile ride...mostly flats, not on a track, and not drafting. Thanks.
I would guess they could do 23-24 miles an hour, although I highly doubt pros are going to go out and do 50 miles at a steady pace for anything other than a recovery ride.ETWN Stu said:So the answer that you are after would refer to a solo training ride giving it some stick?
Or to find some form after injury/illness.Andrew1 said:I would guess they could do 23-24 miles an hour, although I highly doubt pros are going to go out and do 50 miles at a steady pace for anything other than a recovery ride.
Pro riders race as part of and in a large group of riders - 120 or more (the peloton), so the speeds they average can be difficult to compare to, for the new roadie. The typical stage on a multi-day to multi week race would be 120 miles long and they do it 6-7 days straight, with typically 20 or more races in a season, including 3 lasting 3 weeks long, as well as a few one week races, and a ton of single day races. They do train during the week, especially in the spring, but again it's a team ride of 5 to 15,with occasional solo rides.Cni2i said:Just curious to know approximately what is the average speed of a pro rider over a 50 mile ride...mostly flats, not on a track, and not drafting. Thanks.
Crater got $20,000 for breaking last years ave. speed. I'm kind of surprised the speeds were not faster the weather was perfect and with that kind of money up for grabs there was a lot of motivation to ride fast.Blue CheeseHead said:On August 22 there was the Race Around the Lake in Appleton, WI. It was approximately 90 miles. Here are the results.
1. Andrew Crater 3:13:13.6; 2. Rob White 3:13:16.5; 3. Pat Lemieux, St. Paul, 3:13:24.6; 4. Chad Hartley 3:13:36.2; 5. Maxwell Anderson, Waukesha, 3:13:42.2; 6. Josh Gillingham, Ontario, 3:13:42.3; 7. Daniel Lawrence, Libertville, Ill., 3:13:42.4; 8. Logan Loader, Pacific Grove, Calif., 3:13:42.6; 9. Emile Abraham 3:13:42.7; 10. Tommy Matush, Middleton 3:13:42.8.
11. Matt Muyres 3:13:42.9; 12. Jay Woller, St. Louis Park, Minn., 3:13:43; 13. Jeff Bradley, Davenport, Iowa, 3:13:43; 14. Robbie Ventura 3:13:43.1; 15. Justin Michels, Neenah, 3:13:43.1; 16. Steve Tilford, Topeka, Kan., 3:13:43.1; 17. Pete Crowe, Appleton, 3:13:43.2; 18. John Robertson, Sherwood, 3:13:43.2; 19. John Acker, Sherwood, 3:13:43.3; 20. Adam McClurg, Waukesha, 3:13:43.4.
21. Jesse Bartholomew, Madison, 3:13:43.5; 22. Greg Cullen, Sherwood, 3:13:43.7; 23. Scott Rosenfield, Lake Forest, Ill, 3:13:43.7; 24. Brent Emery, Menomonee Falls,
The winner averaged 27.95 mph over 90 miles and this was a regional event at best. I highlighted that Robbie Ventura finished 14th. Brent Emery was a member of the 1984 Silver Metal winning 4000m pursuit team. He is 52 years old and a LBS owner in the Milwaukee area.
Don't feel bad, there is always someone faster.