My experience of Chasing Cancellara: 275km from Zurich to Zermatt

I’m currently at an altitude of 1700m, the peak is at around 2100, and I’m riding at a VAM of 800m. I assume that means I’m half an hour from the top? Right? I’m not sure. I don’t really use VAM enough to know for sure. 

Let’s try distance: I’ve got around 5km to go until the next checkpoint, which I know is at the top of this mountain, and I’m riding at roughly 10km/h. Cool, that checks out, there’s half an hour to go. Oh hell, I’m riding at 160 watts again. I know I can hold 200. “Come on Josh, pay attention,” I mutter aloud. 

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