I realise there is likely no easy answer here but you seem such a friendly bunch I thought it was worth a chat!
I’m 60kgs and recently hit 4w/kg after my first year of adding structured training, and am pretty chuffed, partly because I’ve often seen 4w/kg said to be a very decent level to hit as an amateur. Having said that, living in the UK, I often find myself on the front with mates cursing my stature as I battle winds or indeed just a flat road! Of course when it turns upwards I love life, but steep and long enough hills seem few and far between.
My question then is, as a smaller rider, is it likely (for the same training workload) I will always suffer compared to my heavier mates except in the alps, or is there anything to suggest smaller riders have a tendency to develop better w/kg ratios for similar training effort? Will my absolute power ‘catch up’ to those around me as we all make gains?
Lighter riders, what’s your experience?