Top 5 reasons athletes view a Strava Segment on myWindsock

Top reasons to load a Strava Segment into

1. To view the current weather conditions

Athletes who are prepared better mentally will perform better. Weather Impact and other key metrics reveal the true effect of the weather on the course, learn more about wImpact%.

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2. Leaderboard Weather Conditions

Knowing what the conditions of the top 10 were can put into context an athletes performance. The Windrose at the top of the Leaderboard shows the most frequent wind direction of the top 10. Key metrics such as wImpact% quantify the affect of the weather for each effort.

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3. Experimenting with Pacing

Discovering where to push the biggest Watts for an effort can be key. The combination of ascents, descents, headwinds and tailwinds make each course a unique challenge to be experimented with.

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4. Segment Windsocks

Knowing when to attack a Strava Segment is key to getting the best result for an athletes efforts. Waiting for that perfect moment is key to glory. Segment Windsocks monitor Strava Segments for the optimum conditions. Find out more about Segment Windsocks.


5. Predicting their time

Timing a big effort is crucial to an athlete getting everything they have out on the road. Knowing if it’s 2 minutes to go, or 2.5 minutes, ensures every Watt is released in time.

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Find out how to load a Strava Segment into myWindsock.

Author: Ben Norbury

Ben Norbury is four times Manchester & District Middle Distance and Best All Rounder Time Trial Champion from 2016-2019. During this time he developed software to eliminate uncertainty of the weather conditions out of his pre-race preparation.