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27 Apr 2017 17:07

That 7% section on the Saturday stage of the Tour of Romandie sure looks like is on a descend!!

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27 Apr 2017 17:10

I thought this thread was about official profiles. The profile of the Pillon is not one of them.

And yeah, seems like a typo there. Should have been 0.7%.
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28 Apr 2017 17:51

42x16ss wrote:
tobydawq wrote:Tour of Croatia, stage 2, profile of last 3 kilometres. What the hell?

With two kilometres to go there is a little kicker, where the riders apparently ascend 120 metres and descend it again within 100 metres...

Inexplicable... (and I still don't know how to insert pictures)

http://www.tourofcroatia.com/en/stages/stage-2-trogir-biokovo-sveti-jure/8

Here it is:

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im pay pal anyone 100 bucks who gets to that spike and pictures it in this forum !
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28 Apr 2017 18:49

Scarponi wrote:
42x16ss wrote:
tobydawq wrote:Tour of Croatia, stage 2, profile of last 3 kilometres. What the hell?

With two kilometres to go there is a little kicker, where the riders apparently ascend 120 metres and descend it again within 100 metres...

Inexplicable... (and I still don't know how to insert pictures)

http://www.tourofcroatia.com/en/stages/stage-2-trogir-biokovo-sveti-jure/8

Here it is:

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im pay pal anyone 100 bucks who gets to that spike and pictures it in this forum !


11x50 gears...
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05 May 2017 11:55

They are at it again!

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05 May 2017 12:16

Well, that is acceptable, at least compared to the one of the second stage, where it looks like it is a killer queen stage but instead is a sprint stage.
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05 May 2017 12:45

Ricco' wrote:Well, that is acceptable, at least compared to the one of the second stage, where it looks like it is a killer queen stage but instead is a sprint stage.

Look at the km markers. :o
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Re: The worst of race profiles

10 May 2017 10:50

Today's first stage of the Vuelta al Bidasoa / Bidasoa Itzulia, Spain's most important U23 race:

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Some issues with the x axis here...
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10 May 2017 15:37

You know, the fascinating thing about these profiles is that at some point there was someone who thought "making the profiles like this is a good idea". There must have been someone who thought "labeling the x axis completely randomly is better than labeling it conventionally". And there must be a guy who wanted to create profiles for the Vuelta a la Comunidad de Madrid who thought "people surely want that their eyes hurt when they look at their profiles"

Maybe this is only fascinating for me but the thing which makes profiles like that so unbelievable is that it would be easier to make a completely normal, decent looking profile than making this. Profiles like that don't exist because someone was lazy but because someone thought they would look good. And I'm not sure if that is funny or sad.
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10 May 2017 15:50

I think they just didn't care for a couple of them.
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13 May 2017 18:02

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High mountain stage with some 90% inclines today in...

Dunkirk.

I know it has the height of the climbs to the left but it's still misleading.
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13 May 2017 18:21

The cali profiles are also pretty poor. They appear to be going up at well above 100% at times.
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13 May 2017 18:29

therealthing wrote:Image

High mountain stage with some 90% inclines today in...

Dunkirk.

I know it has the height of the climbs to the left but it's still misleading.


It looks like they're climbing Alpe d'Huez 18 times. :Neutral:
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14 May 2017 01:34

Gigs_98 wrote:You know, the fascinating thing about these profiles is that at some point there was someone who thought "making the profiles like this is a good idea". There must have been someone who thought "labeling the x axis completely randomly is better than labeling it conventionally".


It happens because Microsoft Excel will do it by default.
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15 May 2017 11:52

An example (nothing new, just another one) of how the worst race profile are being created.

First two profiles, let's say that they are OK (or OKayish, at least), as they provide for a reasonable scaling plus a proper description of basic climb parameters:

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But then comes the profile below, from the same race (a small 2.2. category race in Poland, nevermind):

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There is nothing more irritating regarding the stage profiles than using the different Y (height/elevation) axis for each stage.
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Re: The worst of race profiles

27 May 2017 19:18

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Another shocker from Paris Nice, this time in 2013. A mostly flat course with a few false flat sections. Must be some tricky false flats for them to be classed as a cat. 1 climb.
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27 May 2017 19:53

**** the quick wrote:
There is nothing more irritating regarding the stage profiles than using the different Y (height/elevation) axis for each stage.


Although inconsistent X axis confusion can also be an issue, with most people reading the final TT into Milan as significantly downhill when the average gradient is actually 0.22 %
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07 Jun 2017 17:48

Mur de Huy with 6,6% grade on the Tour of Slovenia Image
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08 Jun 2017 09:22

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Is this Liege-Bastogne-Liege?

No, this is a pancake flat stage in Tour de Pologne, called "the temple of sprint" here in Poland. :lol:
Wij steunen hem, tenzij hij niet genoeg fietst.
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08 Jun 2017 09:35

Is it the Mur de Peguere or Mont du Chat ????

Noooo - just a a simple hill on the official le tour profile for ITT stage 20.

Mein Gott Mein Gott

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