Posts by Ryan Cooper


Translating the Tunnel to the Road: A BBS Aero Analyzer Case Study

  

A look at how Best Bike Split’s new Aero Analyzer tool is helping pro riders like the UnitedHealthcare Cycling Team translate wind tunnel data to real-world conditions for optimal performance.


Power Analysis: How Lionel Sanders Broke the IRONMAN World Record

  

Lionel Sanders recently set the IRONMAN record with a time of 7:44:29 at IRONMAN Arizona. Best Bike Split's Ryan Cooper interviewed Lionel and took a closer look at his bike and run files to see how the race unfolded.


Kona Power Analysis: Nathan Shearer’s Winning Performance

  

Top age group athlete Nathan Shearer won the 25-29 division at the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship. Best Bike Split's Chief Scientist, Ryan Cooper, takes a closer look at his power data and race day plan to see how he executed such a great race.


Predictions: Bike Times of the Pros at the IRONMAN World Championships

  

The heat, humidity, wind, and terrain of the 2016 IRONMAN World Championships push every athlete to their limit. Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split Ryan Cooper explains how the conditions will impact the professionals and offers his predictions for their bike times.


Adjusting Your Race Plan Based on Weather and Elevation

  

Environmental conditions can make a big difference in how you approach your race. Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split Ryan Cooper explains how altitude, heat, and humidity can affect your race plan.


Joe Skipper’s Quest to Find His Ideal Bike Position

  

Professional triathlete Joe Skipper is one of the strongest cyclists in the sport due to both his power and incredibly aerodynamic position. Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split Ryan Cooper explains how Skipper continues to refine his position with the help of data and testing.


Race Preview: IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships

  

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships will see the top professional triathletes battling to take the title of World Champion. Best Bike Split Chief Scientist Ryan Cooper breaks down the course, the weather, and the power from top athletes and offers his predictions on who will take home the crown.


Race Preview: The Men’s Olympic Time Trial

  

The Men's Olympic Time Trial will be a difficult test for every rider. Best Bike Split Chief Scientist Ryan Cooper explains how the course and weather will effect the riders, the power the top riders will produce, and predicts the winning time.


Race Preview: The Men’s Olympic Road Race

  

This year, the Olympic Road Race favors a select few riders. Ryan Cooper, Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, broke down the course and the weather so you can see just what it will take to win Gold.


Stage Preview: Tour de France Stage 18 Uphill Time Trial

  

Stage 18 of the Tour de France is a unique, 17km uphill time trial. Ryan Cooper, the Chief Scientist of Best Bike Split, breaks down the the power, watts/kg, and possible bike selection for the top contenders.


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