Log in:  

Register

The worst of race profiles

A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Moderators: Irondan, Eshnar, Red Rick, Valv.Piti, Pricey_sky, Tonton, King Boonen

The worst of race profiles

25 May 2016 11:08

The idea of this thread is to compile all the cringeworthy profiles that race organisers use to present and promote their races. Over the years we have seen a lot of these unfortunately. So let's see how it should NOT be done.

Just to be clear, I am not talking about race design here, rather the visual side/(non)accuracy of the official profiles.


The first to start it up, is not the absolute worst I have ever seen, but one that I stumbled upon recently. The race is Grande Prémio Internacional Beiras e Serra da Estrela, a new 2.1 race in Portugal.

Image

You would think the riders will pack some climbing equipment to be prepared for the walls, sometimes even climbing backwards. Also note the area for restocking at 1610 metres is shown at about the same height as the sprint at 710 m. :rolleyes:
togo95
Member
 
Posts: 518
Joined: 19 Apr 2010 12:50
Location: Waterloo, ON

25 May 2016 12:04

Nice idea. An older example from the Ronde de l'Isard - far too many details for my liking:

Image
User avatar Bye Bye Bicycle
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,200
Joined: 28 Sep 2010 04:32
Location: There there.

Re: The worst of race profiles

25 May 2016 12:06

My new favourite thread! Gold
User avatar rune1107
Member
 
Posts: 539
Joined: 08 Mar 2014 08:05

Re: The worst of race profiles

25 May 2016 12:27

Grande thread, grande... Sadly for now i don't have any great examples but it should be fun to search for such ones. Tour de Pologne profiles seems to be a bit off for me.
railxmig
Junior Member
 
Posts: 223
Joined: 19 Oct 2015 08:38

25 May 2016 12:52

I present an epic mountain stage from the 2011 Volta a Catalunya.
Image

Only 160 riders finished on the s.t. as the winner, Samuel Dumoulin.
User avatar Geraint Too Fast
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3,095
Joined: 05 Jul 2011 21:51

Re:

25 May 2016 12:56

Geraint Too Fast wrote:I present an epic mountain stage from the 2011 Volta a Catalunya.
Image

Only 160 riders finished on the s.t. as the winner, Samuel Dumoulin.


This made me laugh. :D
RattaKuningas
Member
 
Posts: 820
Joined: 20 May 2016 05:24

25 May 2016 13:08

The Great Taiwanese wall:

Image
User avatar Bye Bye Bicycle
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2,200
Joined: 28 Sep 2010 04:32
Location: There there.

25 May 2016 14:18

Image
Forever The Best
Member
 
Posts: 1,733
Joined: 15 Apr 2016 16:10

25 May 2016 16:48

Anyone remember the old Ronde profiles something like 10 years ago?

Image
Nirvana
Member
 
Posts: 491
Joined: 28 Jul 2015 18:17
Location: Florence

25 May 2016 16:56

Vuelta a Madrid 2015:

Image

Also, there are many ludicrous Tour of Turkey profiles like that, and Guardini got dropped on most of them.
User avatar Libertine Seguros
Veteran
 
Posts: 18,916
Joined: 20 Feb 2010 11:54
Location: Land of Saíz

Re:

25 May 2016 16:58



Is this race held under the water? Gotta be hard to breath...
phil-i-am
Junior Member
 
Posts: 214
Joined: 03 Feb 2015 10:26

25 May 2016 17:26

Lol this thread is hilarious :D Keep 'em coming!
User avatar Hugo Koblet
Veteran
 
Posts: 7,726
Joined: 09 May 2010 08:08

25 May 2016 19:25

Image

Image

Image
tour de langkawi 2014. I can hardly see the profiles.
User avatar lemon cheese cake
Member
 
Posts: 1,632
Joined: 28 Sep 2014 18:13
Location: Somewhere

25 May 2016 19:34

Compare:
Image
Image
Brullnux
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4,722
Joined: 31 Mar 2015 14:41

25 May 2016 19:39

UCI should hire Stefano di Santo to do profiles for all the UCI races. Organisers could send in maps and itineraries so that we could see proper profiles in every race.
blackcat wrote:you must respect the Cobra, a man who can give himself his own nickname. he trancends hubris.
User avatar luckyboy
Veteran
 
Posts: 8,505
Joined: 26 May 2009 21:26

Re: Re:

25 May 2016 21:59

phil-i-am wrote:


Is this race held under the water? Gotta be hard to breath...
lol..

Is this some poor body's ECG reading? (Is the first thing that came to my mind.)
User avatar Tricycle Rider
Member
 
Posts: 1,660
Joined: 09 Feb 2013 11:12

25 May 2016 22:36

San Luis has some nice landscape.

Image
User avatar Squire
Member
 
Posts: 922
Joined: 28 Dec 2010 23:39
Location: Shanghai

Re:

26 May 2016 00:03

lemon cheese cake wrote:Image

Image

Image
tour de langkawi 2014. I can hardly see the profiles.


Aren't these the same as the blue Vuelta a Portugal ones?
Baptiste Planckaert Fan Club
BalearicBeats
Junior Member
 
Posts: 251
Joined: 01 Nov 2015 21:48

26 May 2016 07:45

Great thread, I will have to start looking for some bad profiles now.
52520Andrew
Junior Member
 
Posts: 273
Joined: 21 Aug 2015 05:17

26 May 2016 07:55

I like the Fauniera - Sampeyre - Agnello combo in that Catalunya profile. Very detailed
"This is the Tour that will determine If I can drink espresso at the Garda lake the rest of my life"
User avatar Valv.Piti
Moderator
 
Posts: 7,257
Joined: 03 Aug 2015 00:00
Location: Dinamarca, Aalborg

Next

Return to Professional road racing

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dacooley, Googolplex, jflemaire, jsem94, King Boonen, lenric, Maaaaaaaarten, mariposa, mikii4567, silvergrenade, Squirbos_19, StephenC2020, valentius borealis and 84 guests

Back to top