Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge 2021

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Jandri Challenge when?
Other than that there aren't really any climbs that are too hard for a gt and have the space to host a MTF in Europe.
Pico Veleta can't do because environmental restrictions right? Rosael and finish in Val Thorens too. Would probably work better for the other countries anyway

The biggest pipe dream would be Mauna Kea in an actual race.
 
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Lopez problems are different. How can he get to the third week without crashes, mechanicals, being cut in the muritos, being cut in crosswinds. I know you are being sarcastic but I am not. Lopez has different problems to think about. And once all those problems are defeated, he has to worry about the last TT.
 
Wow, Lopez crushed his rivals. I don't know which section is concerned when it comes to his time - Iban Mayo's record for the whole 21.5 km was 55'51'' and it was one of the best climbing performances in recent memory (Armstrong was crushed there).



If accurate, he was 1:36 slower than Pantani in 1994, and 6 seconds slower than the Indurain group on the same stage.
View: https://twitter.com/ammattipyoraily/status/1402262447105396745
EDIT: Now I know. Record for the last 15.9 km belongs to Mayo and it's 45'47'' (a VAM of 1820 m/h for over 45 minutes, just amazing).
 
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And 20-ish minutes quicker than Poli either way. What's your point?
Pico Veleta can't do because environmental restrictions right? Rosael and finish in Val Thorens too. Would probably work better for the other countries anyway

The biggest pipe dream would be Mauna Kea in an actual race.
Mauna kea would be brutal. From the reviews, it doesn't sound like the gravel sections are really do-able on a regular road bike as such, so questionable if it'd be allowed without that section getting paved or at least graded and resurfaced.

The Taiwan KOM is out there, and the Race to the Sun on Haleakala will resume after Covid. There's nothing stopping pros going to these races, and Denivelee did start out as a Fondo, so...
 
Didn't watch the race but lol at the gap to 2nd place. Genuinely cannot remember ever seeing this sort of gap from 1st to 2nd on just one climb.
There are a few comical ones on the Asia Tour and in smaller scenes, but often the big gap isn't from 1st to 2nd because a team like Tabriz Petrochemical is going nuts and so they have a 1-2 or similar.

Take for example:
Choi Ki-Ho & Óscar Pujol 7 minutes ahead of everybody in the 2012 Tour de Ijen
Miguel Ángel Niño in the 2011 International Presidency Tour (because the top 3 on the stage all got DQed for doping)
José Rujano on Genting Highlands in 2010
José Rujano on Loma del Escobero in 2009

...and introducing the comedy show that is the Rojas brothers.
Both brothers over Cerro de la Muerte to San Jose in 2014
Both brothers to Santa Ana in 2014
Juan Carlos to Pérez Zeledon in 2013
Juan Carlos over Cerro de la Muerte when he tested positive in 2017... NINE minutes
MAL is coming into form at a nice time. Could this be the year?
Nah, fourth in command at best ;)
 
Remember when Vincenzo Nibali bagged the Taiwan KoM challenge on a 50km or some *** climb that was 3000m of climbing?

That was a smaller gap than this one.
Squalo waited until 10km to go before launching his attack, though. That was probably the difference;
 
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Lopez problems are different. How can he get to the third week without crashes, mechanicals, being cut in the muritos, being cut in crosswinds. I know you are being sarcastic but I am not. Lopez has different problems to think about. And once all those problems are defeated, he has to worry about the last TT.
He got 99 problems and Ventoux ain't one.
 

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