Ironman Wisconsin Bike Course: How to Ride a 5:54:37 Bike Split

The Ironman Wisconsin bike course is every bit as deceptively challenging as you have heard. But the confusing part: the course elevation chart looks so tame, so flat relative to Ironman Canada, Lake Placid and many others. Why is it so hard?

See chart below, actual mile-by-mile speed, maximum speed and cumulative average speed. It's not steep hills that get you; it's the constant choppy turbulence of the course that wears you down.

This is how to ride a 5:54:37 bike split at Ironman Wisconsin. For video of this ride and more, see Ironman Wisconsin: 5:54 Bike Split, Live.