There are three sides you can climb Mount Kopaonik in Serbia. All 3 average over 6 % and you gain 1000-1400 m altitude (all on quality paved roads). Also, plenty of climbs in Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Slovenia. Tour of Serbia uses a nice climb onto mount Romania (in Bosnia), which averages just over 6 % over 11 km, with sections of up to 15 %.El Pistolero said:Does anyone know some cool climbs in the Balkan(or South eastern Europe if you want to be politically correct)? Those climbs seem perfect for this thread.
Halifax Lane which is also listed in '100 greatest cycling climbs' is pretty good too and could easily be added into a race along with Shibden Wall. You could quite easily put on a race in West Yorkshire that would make Gibert wince.Reverend_T_Preedy said:There's loads of cobble roads/streets/hills in West Yorkshire. You could quite easily make a fantastic race in that area that could match the RVV for cobble hills.
The most famous in that area is 'Shibden Wall' (ie Lee Lane) near Halifax. It's listed in the book of UK's 100 greatest climbs. I can't find a profile for it but climb by bike does says (when you add a little bit on the end that's not cobbled) 'This is short very steep "Flanders", style cobble climb of 1,8 KM. It starts with an 10% ramp of about 20 meters into a 25% cobble section which lasts for most the climb and then ends with a 6% finish at the top of Swales Moore'.
That's right, 126 KMS OF UNPAVED PAIN!!The climbing with greatest difference in altitude in the world. This is a section of the mythic route from Kathmandu to Lhasa. The road is not paved. Magnificent scenery.
The Barabise (Nepal)-Tong La (Tibet) is situated in Xizang (Tibet) and belongs to the Himalaya. Starting from Barabise, the Barabise (Nepal)-Tong La (Tibet) ascent is 126 km long. Over this distance, you climb 4260 heightmeters. The average percentage is thus 3.3 %.
no, but thanks.jobiwan said:Someone mentioned the climbs in Tibet/Nepal, do you mean this one??
The Tour de Pologne could be so much better than it is.Fuxior said:
Not really. They have the national champs, and that's about it.craig1985 said:Are there any races of note in Israel?
By what I knows there's quiet some races going on in Israel (not UCI).Fus087 said:Not really. They have the national champs, and that's about it.
The VC Israel participated in this year's Cinturón a Mallorca; best stage result: A 53rd place in the sprint stage 4, in the same time as the winner. Best overall result: 73rd, 23'49" down.
Not at the UCI level. Israel doesn't really get the opportunity to compete with its neighbours for obvious reasons, and the various countries in the region having various rules about letting people into the country with their passport stamped in one of the other countries makes it a real risky choice.craig1985 said:Are there any races of note in Israel?
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