Course Notes – 1 Lap – 34.9km

Astoria Line 8, spaghetti-ing its way around the New York lower roads, same as Knickbocker 2 weeks previous, but without the climb. 3 laps of undulations though, so this comfortably over 50mins for many teams.

Back on a course I have checked, so you can go ahead and use the TTT Time Predictor and Power Planner to get a good idea just how long it might take you, as well as give you some guidance on power intervals suggested for each rider. This event is one where knowing what everyone should be doing on the climbs, relative to each other is important, but as two of the inclines on each lap are short and steep, care is needed to not blow apart as you push over them.

Full Details below. Distances are full race distance, starting from the pens. Use the PRINT button for a simplified print out. I try to keep these notes to the point and only show things that actually effect the team significantly, otherwise there is just too much to try and communicate.

DistanceFeature LengthElevationNotes
LAP 1
0km1.2km1-3%No significant inclines, plenty of time to get the group together. Go out at group average Pos 2 power and then choose a first leader to ramp up the speed.
1.2km1.7km-3%Undulating descent, lighter riders might need to just over power to stay in blob, straight into…
2.9km400mc5%Worth pushing a big number. Most time is likely to be made on other teams on this slow section. To and get everyone through this with an agreed w/kg figure.
4.3km400mc5%Another short, sharp dig. Same as previous, stand and push but be mindful of splits.
5.2km1.6km3%Series of 3 rolling humps that should not stop Rotations as per power plan, other wise riders should all power up at Pos 1 Power, as any gaps can be made up on….
6.8km3.3km….Long sweeping descent that will allow you to regroup before first climb. Then rolling terrain that should allow rotations
10.2km300m4%Short incline of 300m, worth noting but should not cause issue. Then flat to rolling again for rotations based on Power Plan
11.4km300m3-7%Last push of the lap up to start banner.
DistanceFeature LengthElevationNotes
LAP 2
11.9km1.2km1-3%After the banner, time to get back into rotations.
13.1km1.7km-3%Undulating lighter riders might need to just over power to stay in blob, straight into…
14.8km400mc5%Time to blob up get everyone through this with an agreed w/kg figure.
16.2km400mc5%Another short, sharp dig. Same as previous, stand and push but be mindful of splits.
17.1km1.6km3%Series of 3 rolling humps that should not stop Rotations as per power plan, other wise riders should all power up at Pos 1 Power, as any gaps can be made up on….
18.7km3.3km….Long sweeping descent that will allow you to regroup before first climb. Then rolling terrain that should allow rotations
22.1km300m4%Short incline of 300m, worth noting but should not cause issue. Then flat to rolling again for rotations based on Power Plan
23.3km300m3-7%Last push of the lap up to start banner.
DistanceFeature LengthElevationNotes
LAP 3
23.6km1.2km1-3%After the banner, rotations.
25km1.7km-3%Undulating lighter riders might need to just over power to stay in blob, straight into…
26.5km400mc5%Final time, if you lose someone now, keep going
27.9km400mc5%Another short, sharp dig. Same as previous, stand and push together hard, and if you drop someone, time to leave behind
28.8km1.6km3%Series of 3 rolling humps that should not stop Rotations as per power plan, other wise riders should all power up at Pos 1 Power, as any gaps can be made up on….
30.4km3.3km….Long sweeping descent that will allow you to regroup before first climb. Then rolling terrain that should allow rotations
33.8km300m4%Short incline of 300m, worth noting but should not cause issue. Then flat to rolling again for rotations based on Power Plan
35km300m3-7%Final charge to the line.