Simon Yates maximum heart rate at Vuelta a Espana revealed

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Mitchelton-Scott have revealed Simon Yates ’ maximum heart rate during the Vuelta a Espana . Yates won his and the team’s first Grand Tour at the Spanish race, beating Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) to the title. Yates’ maximum was a massive 201bpm and came on stage 2, from Marbella to Caminito del Rey. As the riders rolled out of Marbella, Yates’ heart rate hovered between 80 and 90, but it quickly rose as the bunch hit the opening second category climb of the day. The graph showing his heart rate looks fairly similar to the day’s parcours, rising on the climbs and decreasing on the descents. Unsurprisingly, Yates' highest heart rate came on the final ascent of the day towards the Caminito del Rey. The riders hit gradients of up to 15 per cent as they battled it out for victory. Yates hit 201bpm for ...

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