Fumiyuki Beppu, the most celebrated cyclist in Japan’s history, rides in the pro peloton for Trek/Segafredo. Zwift HQ recently shared a video of Fumy hitting the Watopia Hilly route hard for one lap, and the numbers are impressive!

Watch the video below, and check out the ride on Strava as well.

fumy-beppu-2Here’s what stuck out to me from the video:

  • Fumy makes 440 watts look way too easy.
  • His lap time of 12:03 got him 41st place on Strava for the lap. Impressive ranking, considering this was a solo effort. (I’m currently in 1665th place with a time of 13:57, and I’m sure that was riding in a pack.)
  • He averaged 443w for the lap, which works out to 6.42 w/kg since he weighs 69kg. Amazing.
  • And again: he makes it look so easy. He doesn’t appear to be straining at all until a bit of effort at the end.