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Old 02-04-20, 05:03 PM
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Hillclimb-ish Pacing

I got signed up for a unique "race" at the end of this month, It's a 68-mile mixed-surface ride with a 6-mile TT near the end. Basically, We leave the start "some time" between 9 and 10 am, ride 48 miles, do a 6-mile uphill TT, then ride the rest of the way to a small town on the coast.

The TT is a 3-mile long false flat climb on gravel, followed by a punchy 3-mile gravel climb (1000' or so).

Current FTP is around 340, but will probably be closer to 355 by the race.

I would assume the pacing would be 90-95% of FTP on the false flat trying to remain as aero as possible, then 105-107% of FTP on the climb.

Do any of you have a better recommendation for this? Maybe less on the false flat and more on the actual climb? I figure the time spent on the actual climb will be twice as much as the false flat. Unfortunately, I have extremely limited opportunity to pre-ride the route.
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