752.95 km: Favero Assioma Together with Bertuola for an Epic Result

Data & Athletes

752.95 km of road and 9,000m of difference in altitude: these numbers come from the epic experience Alessandro Bertuola had at the 24H Castelli 2017. The victory of the beta-tester of Assioma fills Favero Electronics with pride and shows everyone what an amateur cyclist can get when he is driven by passion and guided by hard data.

The race

The cycling marathon 24H Castelli took place last weekend, June 10th and 11th, in Feltre, a beautiful Italian city located next to the Dolomites. Its 1850-meter course did not miss anything: slopes, technical descent, cobbled segments, etc.

Alessandro Bertuola won in the category "Only One" with the extraordinary result of 407 laps in 24 hours: breaking the record by 56 laps – more than 100km!

Assioma: a constant reference point

In these 752.95km – practically the distance separating Feltre from Naples – the Assioma power meter pedals have proved again to be reliable and useful companions for Bertuola.

"I was pedaling with all my strength and when it seemed I could not go on I used my heart – the support from my friends and from other athletes – but above all I used my brain: Assioma has been an irreplaceable point of reference to manage my energies" The Trevisian cyclist told us enthusiastically. "Looking at my power values I was able to verify the reliability of my impressions. A 24-hour event is a rather unusual event for me: on several occasions I would have risked to overdo if I had not monitored my power output."

In fact, the cyclist has put in place an effort management strategy during the race. This strategy was based on maintaining a certain average power output throughout the whole competition. The reference value was calculated on the basis of the data recorded in the last few months by Assioma during Bertuola’s longest training sessions: never longer than 6 hours. During the race, Bertuola tried to stick to this reference value by observing in real time the average of the power output over a period of about an hour: the result was excellent.

Looking back at the data

Looking back at the data collected during the race, Bertuola is now able to understand his cycling performance better by observing certain specifics and characteristics that with just speed or heart rate data would have probably never noticed.

For example, observing only the heart rate data Bertuola would have only noticed a steady decrease of its heartbeat: not consistent with the actual power output.
In addition, he would have missed all the interesting correlations between his power output and other context factors such as, for example, the rise in temperature in the afternoon hours, day/night variations, emotions caused by the supporters and the development of the race in itself.

The chart below shows and compares the values recorded during the race: in red the ones related to the heart rate and in blue those related to the power.

In conclusion…

We, Favero Electronics, take this opportunity to congratulate publicly with Alessandro Bertuola: Alessandro, thank you for your precious collaboration and for sharing this success with us. We can’t wait to accompany you through your next challenge!