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
The idea is to build an actual mountain http://www.diebergkomter.nl/ and should be at least 2000 m high.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!
The location (like all other plans) isn't set this seems to suggest building it of the coast. With a connection to the mainland. Kan jou imagine that stage combining a long straight road in the wind with a mountaintop finish?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
This is insightful. It appears that both climbs are very close in difficulty. The difference, IMO, would likely lie in the type of weather on the day of the climb for the racers - wind, heat, rain.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.