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Road Cycling 2018 Discussion Thread

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heywoodu    3,209

Meanwhile in the Amstel Gold Race, the lead group of nine men has 16 minutes on the main peloton, Bram Tankink is on his way to epicness :bowdown:

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hckosice    1,785

No matter how this will finish, Sagan was really impressive today

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Agger    387

I simply cannot believe this. Another fantastic race by the Danes!

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dcro    2,696

Tour of Croatia starting tomorrow. :cheer:

 

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Stage 3 and 5 are the highlights

 

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heywoodu    3,209

How bad is that final climb in stage 3? Not sure if it's the profile designer, but it looks like they're riding up Mount Everest :lol:

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dcro    2,696
17 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

How bad is that final climb in stage 3? Not sure if it's the profile designer, but it looks like they're riding up Mount Everest :lol:

 

Well, it goes from basically sea level to 1800m. :p

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heywoodu    3,209
Just now, dcro said:

 

Well, it goes from basically sea level to 1800m. :p

That sounds good :d 

 

Length, gradient, tell me more :p 

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dcro    2,696
5 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

That sounds good :d 

 

Length, gradient, tell me more :p 

 

It's 29 km long. Can't find the gradient info. :p

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Gigs    46
vor 1 Stunde schrieb dcro:

 

It's 29 km long. Can't find the gradient info. :p

Well, 29km with 1800m of climbing would mean a gradient of 6.2% so not brutally steep but also not exactly flat. If I remember correctly the climb was used last year too but the last few km were cancelled due to wind.

On another note, the tour of the alps (formerly known as giro del trentino) takes place this week too with a great starter field with the likes of froome, Lopez and Pinot 

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dcro    2,696
1 minute ago, Gigs said:

Well, 29km with 1800m of climbing would mean a gradient of 6.2% so not brutally steep but also not exactly flat. If I remember correctly the climb was used last year too but the last few km were cancelled due to wind.

On another note, the tour of the alps (formerly known as giro del trentino) takes place this week too with a great starter field with the likes of froome, Lopez and Pinot 

 

In fact, only 12km of the climb were used last year as the higher parts were snowed in. Weather is thankfully much more pleasant this time around.

 

And that is the average gradient, yes, though steepest parts are reportedly within last 10 km (last 3 km in particular).

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heywoodu    3,209
16 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

In fact, only 12km of the climb were used last year as the higher parts were snowed in. Weather is thankfully much more pleasant this time around.

 

And that is the average gradient, yes, though steepest parts are reportedly within last 10 km (last 3 km in particular).

I seem to remember the disappointment about the last (hardest) part having to be scrapped last year. Well, I'll be watching, of course for Oscar Riesbeek who was so impressive yesterday :d 

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AlFHg    91

There’s an interesting website for discovering climbing, it should be called salite.ch maybe you can find more there :)

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