Posts by Ryan Cooper


2017 IRONMAN World Championship Course Preview and Pro Predictions

  

Best Bike Split’s Ryan Cooper previews the unique IRONMAN World Championship course, and gives his pro race predictions for this year’s race.


2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Course Overview and Predictions

  

Chattanooga’s challenging course will favorite the strong swim/bikers, however speedy runners still have a chance to steal the day. Here is our course preview and some predictions for the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship pro races.


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Strategies and Predictions for Key Tour de France Stages

  

A look at what stages to watch and who to look for during the 2017 Tour de France.


The Team Agar Kona Project: A Best Bike Split Case Study

  

When Johnny and Jeff Agar missed the Kona bike cut-off in 2016, they resolved to come back more dialed-in and focused in 2017. Using Best Bike Split’s aerodynamic modeling they are well on their way to that finish line.


Giro d’Italia TT Analysis: Can Quintana Hold On?

  

This year’s Giro d’Italia is set to come down to a nail-biting time-trial finish between Tom Dumoulin and Nairo Quintana. Using Best Bike Split’s Time Analysis Tool, we have some predictions for how this exciting race will end.


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.


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