Well after today we'll have the opinion of Nibali as well as Gibo and Contador.. I'd like to hear what he has to say
Libertine Seguros said:I would love that. Especially if there was no actual mountain, just an engineering marvel of a road that climbs to over 1000m altitude from sea level, on struts.
You could even have a roof on it, and make it into a mountain velodrome! It'd make me care a lot more about Six Days, I can tell you that!
Libertine Seguros said:They're building it in Flevoland? That's just too funny. Please tell me there'll be a road there to teach the new Dutch youngsters how to climb
no crostis said:The day before the 2009 race, I went up Angrilu in a heavy rain. Started raining as I stepped out of my car in La Vega, rained harder all the way up. Used a 39-27 gear. No stops, except when my foot came off pedal on the hard part. I had to clip in one side, lean on the rock, clip in other foot to get started again! That section is called 23.5%. At the bottom back in La Vega, I ordered a glass of wine and a donut. A guy offered to pay for it, and we talked. He was/is Checu Rubiera's uncle. Obviously he's a local Asturian, and said that section is really 27% but they don't claim it to keep UCI from not allowing it.
2010 Giro, I did the Zoncolan, 34-27 gear. (my mechanic convinced me to drop to the compact). Again, no stops; but easier gear.
I voted them equally difficult.
Not true.Eshnar said:well, when you're going at 10 km/h or so the wind isn't a big deal. Unless it's a hurricane
in a 20% slope I always go backwards anywayDekker_Tifosi said:Not true.
Just outside the city here there is a molehill, I would say not more than 3/4%. Which normally slows you down, but since it's so short it is nothing. However, in february, i went up there and got flattened by headwind storm. I seriously couldn't go faster than 12/13km/h (on a racebike)
If that was a 20% slope I would go backwards
I'd say the best thing Mortirolo has to offer is... Aprica.The Hitch said:Mortirolo is still I think the most famous Giro climb. Id say the Zoncolan is harder, but Mortirolo gets usually put in the best place possible for a climb, 30k from the end.