Team Sky rider averaged over 26mph on 111 mile route

Ian Stannard’s Stage 3 solo win at the Tour of Britain is now on Strava.  

Team Sky’s Stannard won by 1:46mins, on his local roads, from chasers Kristian House and Graham Briggs on the stage from Congleton to Tatton Park, Knutsford, both in Cheshire. Strava clocks the distance at 178.6km (111 miles).

The route featured a large loop taking riders into the Peak District, including the climb of the Cat & Fiddle above Macclesfield, before racing back through Knutsford to the finish in Tatton Park.

The route took in 1,577m of elevation gain and Stannard’s Strava time was 4:14:37hrs, although his official race time was 4:14:12hrs. Either way, his average speed was just over 42.2km/h (26mph). His average power is 301 watts and his maximum is given as 1,915 watts.

Stannard took loads of KOMs, but not the Cat & Fiddle climb (below).

Around 30 riders are uploading to Strava during the Tour of Britain. Uploads from yesterday’s stage include:

Kristian House 
Graham Briggs 
Ian Bibby 




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