I’m Calum Brown, a Hill Climb TT specialist in the UK. I thought I would post evidence of me doing over 1000w for 60sec because whether or not this was possible was something I would have loved to have known previously.
So if anyone is in the same boat and like me was frustrated about the lack of available information… I’m happy to be transparent with my numbers and show at least what I’ve managed so far.
I’m not a massive guy so God knows that some of the big kilo riders are capable of !! Info is scarce. My training weight is 80kg (176lbs). Competition weight goes down to ~76kg (167lbs).
I was close to achieving it while racing some Hill Climbs TTs last year but I’m much fitter this year and have done it twice (on two different powermeters) within training now. While 60sec power wasn’t a goal for me this year, I think 1100w for 60sec appears feasible once I peak for competitions!
Cheers, I’ve seen that thread. Almost spat out my coffee when my name popped up haha.
There is no mention of anyone having done 1000w for 1min on that thread and it was getting a bit long so I thought I’d start a new thread so people don’t have to read through a bunch of speculation before finding an answer.
I was close to doing it last year but honestly the training to add an extra 100w was doing loads of zone 2 (5 zone model).
Counter intuitive but aerobic power is an area I know I have big improvements to make, where as training anaerobically I think would yield me diminishing returns.
My previous sport (quite a while ago now) was decathlon so I think the years of sprint and power training on the athletics track have earned me a bigger anaerobic capacity than your traditional cyclist.
Trawling the internet, anecdotally appears to be around 12w/kg for the top Kilo riders, so around 11-1200w for 1m for the heavier guys.
Huge watts, while also holding an aero tuck and churning a massive gear at ludicrous cadence…
You would have been a very competitive track sprinter I think, had your athletic career go down the cycling route rather than decathlon!
Going to go out on a limb here and say that your powermeter(s) are wildly miscalibrated, not because I believe you are incapable of doing 1000+ watts for a minute, but because the TrainingPeaks images you shared show your 2-3hr rides accumulating 2000-3000 TSS. For reference, bigger 5-6hr rides will yield more like 300-400TSS. I think your powermeter(s) are reading consistently very high. I apologize if I’m wrong, as I don’t mean this as a personal attack. I’ve had this issue in the past. Best, G