Is FTP Totally Flawed & What Does That Mean? | GCN Show Ep. 511

Published on October 25th 2022


Cyclists love to talk about their FTP, or functional threshold power. It’s supposed to represent the theoretical maximum power you can hold for 60 minutes, but is that actually accurate? We spoke to training guru Professor Louis Passfield to find out. Si & Hank also look at the new Bianchi Oltre & S-Works Diverge, your hacks and bodges, and more!

00:00 Intro
00:44 This Week in Cycling
02:07 Are We Getting FTP Wrong?
13:42 Cycling Shorts
22:04 Hack/Bodge
28:25 Caption Competition
30:01 Comments of the Week
33:16 Coming up on GCN
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