Ryan Mullen’s Strava file for epic 6½ hour Paris Roubaix classic

Posted on: April 16th, 2019

Ryan Mullen was Ireland’s sole rider in action at last Sunday’s Paris Roubaix and has shared his Strava file for the day.


Ireland’s Ryan Mullen spent some time on the sidelines recently when he was involved in a crash with a motorist out training but was back in time for Paris Roubaix.

He was the only Irish rider in the race; the Trek-Segafredo man finishing in 96th place at the end of an epic day in France.

He came into the Roubaix velodrome alongside Owain Doull of Team Sky, some 23:57 down on winner Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep).

It was his fourth appearance in the race and after not finishing last year he was one among 100 finishers who were credited with a finish time; with 10 more riders completing the course outside the time limit.

Ryan Mullen, who is now aged 24 years and is listed as weighing 77kgs, had a weighted power averaged of 265w, according to the file he shared.

However, he said his power data was inaccurate and the real level was higher.

“Once we hit the cobbles it stopped recording correctly,” he said of his power meter.

“My guess is that I had 300w average for the race. Basing that off the first two hours before we hit the cobbles it was already 300.”

They are eye-watering numbers, especially given the sheer length of the race and the terrain it takes in.

He burned 4,646 calories according his Strava file in 6hours and 35 minutes of moving time, though his race time was about 13 minutes less.

His average heart rate was 159bpm and his max was 186bpm. His average speed, despite so many sections of cobbles to contend with, was 24.8mph. His speed reached 49.7mph at one point.

You can have a look at his stats below and click on the images for slightly larger versions.


Ryan Mullen Strava file Paris Roubaix 2019