Lionel Sanders takes Lemmon KOM from Phil Gaimon

Pretty speechless about this one. Especially considering Sanders is a MUCH bigger dude. Super impressive… I wonder if Sanders will start getting approached about joining the pro peloton…

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And by 2+ min…that’s seriously impressive.

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No…he would be, at best, a mid-level domestique in the peloton. At best. But his personality would screw him, regardless of talent. he simply won’t listen to others re: training, nutrition or any other subject.

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And he’s got power but zero skills. Him in the peloton would be a disaster.

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I was still blown away by his heart rate. Average 133bpm, Max 143bpm. That’s just unreal.

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`That is what I noticed too. But I don’t follow him. He might be the ultra low HR guy.

@Power13 True. 5.3 W/kg at just below threshold isn’t better than pro climbers. Still better than me! :smiley:

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Not necessarily true. He has a coach and seems to be all in on listening. Doesn’t mean he would do anything in the WT but would be fun to watch him try.

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Have you watched him for the past several years? Yes, he has a coach now, but he’s constantly been out-thinking himself and refusing coaching until his recent disappointing Kona performance. He’s wired to be in control of his own training and an alpha.

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DING DING DING!!!

And even when he has sought assistance in the past, he can’t turn over control for too long and reverts back to his usual behavior.

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Who the hell is Lionel Sanders.

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Serious question?

He’s a pro triathlete

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Gotcha. Was a serious question.

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I’m not a fan of either Phil or Lionel but honestly leaning more towards Lionel and glad he took the KOM. In general though not a fan of the KOMs anymore w.r.t. Strava as its posed dangerous/inconsiderate folks on the road just for name/place sake. just my two cents…

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He is, crazy low. I saw him do some VO2 stuff and was in the upper 140s or very low 150s or something like that. Wildly low HR.

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I think he’s related to Lionel Richie and/or Colonel Sanders.

Edit to add: There’s a restaurant that serves fried chicken called The Commodore:

Coincidence? I think not. Illuminati confirmed.

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That’s about the right mix of mellow and crazy :stuck_out_tongue:

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Just watched the vid, did he say it’s not the official lemmon kom and Phil has the ‘real’ one?

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Insane power numbers.

I know the guy in #4 position.

LS has the real one, according to Strava:
https://www.strava.com/segments/527881

Weird, watched it again he says it’s not the official one. Really doesn’t matter does it :joy: