I’m a Cat 1, raced Continental Pro for a year, albeit very unsuccessfully (please do not look me up on ProCyclingStats… ) and then have stuck around for a while after with some local races. I’ve won a couple primes, helped some teammates bridge to breaks, pulled back some breaks, and stuff like that, but cat 1 is LEGIT here in Texas. So now at <4.0w/kg, I hang on for dear life. My crowning achievement is the 470w for 5 minutes that I did once.
Currently, I’m training for IMTX, so it’s all aero all the time and kind of depressing given my history:
- FTP: 305w
- Weight: 80kg
- W/kg: 3.83w/kg.
I’m confident I could do ~330-335w on the road bike after a couple weeks of re-adjusting to the position, though.
At my best:
- FTP: 370w
- Weight: 75kg
- W/kg: 4.93w/kg
I do intend to lose another 3-4kg before the race. I’m fat naturally, so I blew up from 165lbs to nearly 190lbs within about 8 months of getting a real job.