We at Zone4 have long been curious where on a course racers gain or lose their time. We wanted to know if GoChip could help us answer that question so during the Nationals Interval Start free race, Zone4 deployed 4 extra timing points to collect segments times. We wanted to try and answer the following questions:
- Is there a correlation between climbing speed and overall time
- Does the cresting speed or racers correlate with downhill speed
- How much does downhill speed correlate with overall time.
- Does higher downhill speed correlate with higher flat speed.
Zone4 setup GoChip timing points at the following location in order to collect that data. The goal was to have 4 distinct segments:
- Climb (last climb of the course)
- Crest (from before the top to over the top of the climb)
- Downhill (the final downhill of the race)
- Flats (from bottom of downhill to lap/finish line)
To view all of the collected times, please visit our Race Analysis Results here: https://zone4.ca/race/2017-03-19/b7236ce8/ski-nationals-2017-day-2-short/results/
You can click through each lap of if you’re on a wide screen you can click “All Times”.
We look forward to your feedback on the race analysis. Was the data collected useful? Are there other segment times you would like to see? Would you like to see certain segments in sprint qualifying? Let us know as firstname.lastname@example.org.