In the coming weeks i’m going to attend LaMarmotte, which is a race in the french alpes. The distance is 174km and about 5200 meters in elevation. I was wondering how to best pace myself throgh the event?
I am 180cm and weigh about 78kg and have a FTP on about 300watt indoor.
We start with ascend up Glandon which is a climb that goes on for about 25km with an average climb % on 6-7% i think? Then downhill and next up is Telegraph 12 km with about 8% gradient, a small downhill which lead to Galibier which is 17km and 7% gradient - then a long downhill which leads to the bottom of Alpe D’huez which is 12km and about 10%
So how to pace? And any of you HAVE experience ? What % could you hold of FTP for the climbs? I figure i need some estimate of what i can do for each of the climbs.