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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.

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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:
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25 May 2016 12:04

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

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Re: The worst of race profiles

25 May 2016 12:06

My new favourite thread! Gold
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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.
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25 May 2016 12:52

I present an epic mountain stage from the 2011 Volta a Catalunya.
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Only 160 riders finished on the s.t. as the winner, Samuel Dumoulin.
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25 May 2016 12:56

Geraint Too Fast wrote:I present an epic mountain stage from the 2011 Volta a Catalunya.
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Only 160 riders finished on the s.t. as the winner, Samuel Dumoulin.


This made me laugh. :D
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25 May 2016 13:08

The Great Taiwanese wall:

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25 May 2016 14:18

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25 May 2016 16:48

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

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25 May 2016 16:56

Vuelta a Madrid 2015:

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Also, there are many ludicrous Tour of Turkey profiles like that, and Guardini got dropped on most of them.
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25 May 2016 16:58



Is this race held under the water? Gotta be hard to breath...
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25 May 2016 17:26

Lol this thread is hilarious :D Keep 'em coming!
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25 May 2016 19:25

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tour de langkawi 2014. I can hardly see the profiles.
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25 May 2016 19:34

Compare:
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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.
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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.)
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25 May 2016 22:36

San Luis has some nice landscape.

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26 May 2016 00:03

lemon cheese cake wrote:Image

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


Aren't these the same as the blue Vuelta a Portugal ones?
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26 May 2016 07:45

Great thread, I will have to start looking for some bad profiles now.
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26 May 2016 07:55

I like the Fauniera - Sampeyre - Agnello combo in that Catalunya profile. Very detailed
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