# How many watts does a sprinter put out?

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##### Asked by: Ahmad Mayberry

As a useful bench mark, the UCI WCC coaches expect elite male sprinters to be able to produce **25 watts per kg** (of body weight). That means from a peak power during a maximal sprint a 90kg male would be expected to hit over 2250 watts (This calculation shows that Chris Hoy used to produce more than 27 watts per kilo).

## How many watts do Tour de France sprinters put out?

Avg Power Watts / Kilogram Typical Effort Length Win a Tour de France Climb **5.9 – 6.2 W/kg** 30 to 40 minutes Win a Tour de France Late Break 7.8 – 8.1 W/kg 1:30 to 2:30 minutes Win a Tour de France Sprint 17.0 – 19.0 W/kg 1 to 20 seconds.

## What is a good sprint wattage cycling?

A high peak wattage number **over 1,000** is terrific and looks impressive, but you’ll definitely need a sprint that will last long enough to get you to the finish line. Some sprints last longer than others because of the nature of the course, or how early or late in the race the sprint begins.

## How many watts is 35 mph?

You can also use a ‘cycling power calculator’ (eg this one here) to come up with an estimate of your power.

Cycling Power.

Speed – kmh (mph) | Power (watts) | Increase in power needed to increase speed by 2.5kmh |
---|---|---|

35 (21.9) | 262 |
46 |

37.5 (23.4) | 311 | 49 |

40 (25) | 366 | 55 |

## What is the average wattage of a Tour de France rider?

Using all that, I estimate that a typical Tour de France winner needs to put out an average of about **325 watts** over the roughly 80 hours of the race. Recall that most recreational cyclists would be happy if they could produce 300 watts for just 20 minutes!

## Is 5 watts per kg good?

**If everything goes well, I should hit 5+w/kg**. For most (not all), the key to 5 w/kg is to lose weight. There is definitely a limit as to how much power you can build, but for most, weight is the factor that will bring the most gains. No where near 5 W/Kg but I would say that being light will be a key contributor.

## How many watts is Chris Hoy?

2,500 watts

Diabolical pain and exhilarating highs were the norm for Hoy during his gold-tinted career. The 6ft 1in, 92kg Scot could blast around a velodrome at 80kmh, crank out **2,500 watts** of power, and unleash 700Nm of torque – higher than that of a Ferrari Enzo.

## Is 200 watts good cycling?

**No exact watt number is appropriate for all riders**. Generally speaking, a beginner cyclist may average around 75–100 watts in a 1-hour workout. A fit participant will average more than 100 watts, and pro cyclists can reach 400 watts per hour.

## Who is the strongest sprinter?

**Usain Bolt** is the fastest man on the planet and has been for over a decade. He has won 8 Olympic gold medals and is an 11 time World Champion.

## How do you max out cycling watts?

**Send us ([email protected]) a screenshot from your training software that shows the maximum watts you hit, along with your name, age and weight** (we’re trusting you all on this one) and we’ll add you to our max watts league. Send us a picture of you before, during or after the effort and we’ll put it in the magazine.

## What is the 75 rule in cycling?

Follow the 75% Rule. The 75-percent rule states that **during a given training week, at least 75 percent of your miles (or time) should be at or below 75 percent of your maximum heart rate (MHR)**.

## What is a good FTP for a man?

FTP in watts for males

49% of people have an FTP **below 260W**. 44.3% of people have an FTP of 270W or more. 6.7% of people have an FTP between 260W and 270W.