Random Cyclocross Question

cyclocross

#1

I’ve been watching the CX world cup races on the trainer recently and I notice that most, if not all, of the riders don’t seem to race with a computer on their handlebars. It’s obviously pretty understandable given the nature of cross racing.

Some guys like Wout Van Aert use a watch that, I assume, is capturing power data:

So for the guys that aren’t wearing a watch, how are they recording power data during races?


#2

It’s possible that they have their cycling computer in their jersey or even don’t really care to record their data.

The watch does make a lot of sense though, allows easy bike swaps without worrying about taking the computer off of the bike.


#3

Yes, as said above - they swap bikes every cpuple of laps or so, so can’t really go on the bike. Either in Jersey or watch I guess.


#4

Now that I’m thinking about it, it seems like it could get tricky getting the watch to sync with the different powermeters in the middle of a race.

Maybe they stick a computer under their seat and piece the power files together after the fact?

I find it kind of hard to believe that most of these guys would not want to see their power data, but what do I know…


#5

Power Data isn’t the be all end all in CX. You aren’t capturing anything running up steps with a PM.


#6

Idk, still seems pretty important though.