I hope someone can help.
My overall FTP has gradually been increasing. I’m a C rider at FTP of about 215.
Recently, I can’t keep up with other riders, even though my wattage is averaging around 210-215 for a ride/race and my W/kg are averaging around 2.7.
In my last ride (an SAS Fush & Chups ride) I was nearly 40 places behind people of similar weight and power averages.
Specifically, I averaged 207 W and I’m 78 kgs and I came 80th.
Another rider was 208 and 76 respectively and came 40th.
Another rider was 205 and 76 respectively and came 43rd.
I had been finishing around 2/3 down on C rides/races but for the last month I come last consistently.
The data suggest that something has happened to my profile.