Brendan Canty’s TSS, CTL, TSB

Ever wonder what Training Stress Score (TSS), Chronic Training Load (CTL) and Training Stress Balance (TSB) would be from a world tour rider?

Brendan Canty is a former pro cyclists who cycled for EF Education. Here are some of his numbers from 2017.

Volta Catalunya 2017

Volta Catalunya 2017 is a six day stage race in March. Side note that Alejandro Valverde won that year.

Taper Week

  • TSS: 490
  • CTL: 122.1 (ramp rate of -1.4)
  • TSB: 5.9

Race Week

  • TSS: 1440
  • CTL: 134.2 (ramp rate of 12.1)
  • TSB: -56.6

Tour de Romandie 2017

The Tour Romandie is a six day stage race in April. Side note that Richie Porate won that year.

Taper Week:

  • TSS: 661
  • CTL: 125.8 (ramp rate 3.1)
  • TSB: 11.0

Race Week

  • TSS: 1102
  • CTL: 131.3 (ramp rate of 11.5)
  • TSB: -27.2

Monthly Total

  • March Total TSS: 4077 (ramp rate of 2.5) (7 days of racing in total)
  • April Total TSS: 3642 (ramp rate of 3.8) (8 days of racing in total)
  • May Total TSS: 2689 (ramp rate -14.6) (7 days of racing in total)

From the start of January through to the end of June 2017 gave Brandan a total TSS of 20,707 (average of 796.4 per week) with nine key races

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