Bavarianrider wrote:There are generaly only a few types of climbs. (Exluding classic type hills)
Very long with modest gradients: ca 17km + with average gradient below 7,5%
Long with medium gradients: ca 12km + with up to 8,5 average gardients
Long and stee:. ca 6km + with more then 8,% average gradient
Short and steep. ca 6km max with more then 8,5% avarage.
Medium long with medium gradients: ca 7-15km with 5-7,5% gardients
Short with medium gradients: ca 7km max with 7,5gradient max
Short with ow gradients: ca 7km max wit 5% gardient max.
to have a 7,5% average over 17 km you have to have a number of pretty nasty percentage along the route. Take a climb like Tourmalet for example you will find several sections at list 1 KM long at 9.5 or 10 % grade. Those sections allows the true climbers to make a difference with the big guy who plug along on the strength of their big legs.