In group rides or races, I seem to keep up fine on the flats or downhill, even gaining a bit downhill. But as soon as I get to an uphill, it seems the whole field shoots past me.
I have the latest Wahoo Kickr, trainer difficultly now set quite low at 20% (previously was at 50% with same issue).
I am quite light at around 62kg, FTP around 180W. I would have thought this would favour me uphill. I’ve looked at comparative power stats vs others on same segments, but can’t really work it out, my wattage seems to stay constant.
My only theory is that others increase their wattage uphill, and maybe I am not increasing as much, and any wattage difference is exacerbated on a hill. Anyone else seeing something similar or know what I need to do to keep up?