Libertine Seguros wrote:How is Montelupone that different from Montée Laurent Jalabert? Sure, the latter is a bit longer, but how is Montelupone a BAD hill?
The Côte de la Croix-Neuve (let's call it by its real name) is a bit longer and the maximum gradient is 12%.
I'm all for hard climbs but at a certain gradient, when the riders almost have to dismount, a hill becomes more of a circus game than true cycling.
Climbs like Angliru, Koppenberg, Montelupone, Zoncolan, etc. do not add much to the races, I think.