Giro d'Italia Stage 13 data summary: Fernando Gaviria produces dominant sprint
By Philipp Diegner , 19 May 2017
Fernando Gaviria sprinted to victory on Stage 13 (Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

Velon was tracking live in-race data for selected riders during the 13th stage of the Giro. Here, we analyse the performances of stage winner Fernando Gaviria, Sean De Bie and breakaway rider Pavel Brutt.

Fernando Gaviria - Quick-Step Floors - 1st

Sprint to victory
- Time: 21’’
- Speed: 64.8km/h (top speed: 72.8km/h)
- Power: 1098W (peak power: 1478W – the initial acceleration)
- 5’’ peak power: 1193W (opening his sprint)
- Gaviria’s most dominant sprint in the Giro so far. Once he accelerates, he confidently holds the power above 1000W and his win never really is in doubt.

 

Sean De Bie - Lotto Soudal - peloton

Peloton begins early chase
- Time: 9’52’’.
- Speed: 44.1km/h.
- Power: 303W.
- 60’’peak power: 366W.

Pushes pace on after one hour
- Time: 4’12’’.
- Speed: 43.9km/h.
- Power: 309W.
- The sprinters’ teams do not allow the early breakaway a significant advantage. The gap hoovers between 90’’ and 2’ for the first 60km. Lotto Soudal seem particularly interested to keep it down.

 

Two front efforts in third hour
- Time: 2’52’’.
- Speed: 48.0km/h.
- Power: 331W.
…and…
- Time: 2’29’’.
- Speed: 44.9km/h.
- Power: 327W.
- De Bie performs his duty during the whole stage and takes countless turns at the front of the peloton. They last 90’’ to 3’ each, with power outputs in excess of 300W keeping the pace of the field above 45km/h on the flat roads.

 

Pavel Brutt - Gazprom-RusVelo - breakaway

Attack on the first kilometers
- Time: 12’16’’.
- Speed: 41.7km/h. 
- Power: 328W. 
- 3’ peak power: 400W (first 3’ of the stage as the group rides away).

Pushing on into the second hour
- Time: 54’35’’.
- Speed: 43.7km/h. 
- Power: 276W.
- 1’ peak power: 391W (one of Brutts’ nine efforts at the front of the group during this period)
- Brutt makes the days’ early break. The three riders that finally make up the group can’t settle into a real rhythm, however, and have to work hard to retain an advantage over the peloton.

Steady work in the middle sector
- Time: 56’41’’.
- Speed: 45.3km/h.
- Power: 276W.
- 1’ peak power: 364W.
- The status quo between the peloton and the break remains and they can ride at a solid tempo to stay ahead. Brutt does 11 turns at the front of between 320W and 365W in this sector.

Full day in breakaway
- Time: 3h48’51’’.
- Speed: 43.7km/h.
- Power: 273W.
- Calories: 4070kcal – 16 Hamburgers or the equivalent of 62 medium apples.

Read our report from Giro d'Italia Stage 13

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