The worst of race profiles

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I've just seen this profile for the first stage of the RideLondon Classique. Looks like a dream course for Purito with all these walls.

With walls like that in his home town to train on, i'm surprised Alex Dowsett hasn't been challenging up the Mur de Huy!


This looks like some tough 10+ km climb until you look down at the numbers along the bottom and realise it's only 1,1km long!
View: https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/1529803643330908160?s=20&t=HcMlrasKoHKYVf_zjiCo7Q
 
With walls like that in his home town to train on, i'm surprised Alex Dowsett hasn't been challenging up the Mur de Huy!


This looks like some tough 10+ km climb until you look down at the numbers along the bottom and realise it's only 1,1km long!
View: https://twitter.com/TourDeJose/status/1529803643330908160?s=20&t=HcMlrasKoHKYVf_zjiCo7Q
Though sometimes it can make sense to break down a climb like that if it's quite irregular.
 
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The Women's Tour this year literally rides past the base of one of the only steep climbs in East Anglia - twice.
As someone who lives in Gloucestershire, I can tell you that they could literally done an epic LBL style stage in the Cotswolds, proper walls on good roads. But instead it looks like from the map that they completely avoid any climbs on this year's TOB stage to Gloucester...
 
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I like the way this Giro Valle d'Aosta profile includes the name of every street on the route. That way you will never get lost.

When you allow your child with ocd to fix your stage profiles...

That said, they use the super awesome Col d'Aarlaz-Tzecore-Col de Joux combination on stage 4, so at least for me they can do whatever they want with their profiles.
 

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