Friday, 15 August 2014

Quintana, faster than last year on Lagunas de Neila


Lagunas de Neila
2014:7,2 km@8,3%---21:20---average speed 20.25 km/h(Nairo Quintana)
2013:7,2 km@8,3%---21:28---average speed 20.12 km/h(Nairo Quintana)
2012:7,2 km@8,3%---20:54---average speed 20.67 km/h(Chaves-Henao)
2011:7,2 km@8,3%---21:27---average speed 20.14 km/h(Mikel Landa)
2010:7,2 km@8,3%---21:25---average speed 20.17 km/h(Samuel Sanchez)
2009:7,2 km@8,3%---20:41---average speed 20.89 km/h(Ezequiel Mosquera)
2008:7,2 km@8,3%---21:54---average speed 19.73 km/h(Juan Jose Cobo)

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New Hautacam Top 100: Nibali, close to the first quarter



 1.  1996: 34:38 Bjarne Riis 23.39 km/h
 2.  1994: 35:19 Luc Leblanc 22.94 km/h
 3.  1994: 35:21 Miguel Indurain 22.91 km/h
 4.  1996: 35:27 Richard Virenque 22.85 km/h
 5.  1996: 35:27 Laurent Dufaux 22.85 km/h
 6.  1996: 35:32 Luc Leblanc 22.80 km/h
 7.  1996: 35:35 Leonardo Piepoli 22.76 km/h
 8.  1994: 35:37 Marco Pantani 22.74 km/h
 9.  1996: 36:11 Tony Rominger 22.39 km/h
10. 1996: 36:11 Jan Ullrich 22.39 km/h
11. 1996: 36:11 Piotr Ugrumov 22.39 km/h
12. 1994: 36:15 Richard Virenque 22.34 km/h
13. 1994: 36:17 Armand De Las Cuevas 22.32 km/h
14. 1996: 36:19 Laurent Brochard 22.30 km/h
15. 2000: 36:20 Lance Armstrong 22.29 km/h
16. 1996: 36:24 Fernando Escartin 22.25 km/h
17. 1996: 36:24 Abraham Olano 22.25 km/h
18. 1994: 36:45 Pavel Tonkov 22.04 km/h
19. 1994: 36:45 Piotr Ugrumov 22.04 km/h
20. 1994: 36:55 Enrico Zaina 21.94 km/h
21. 1994: 37:05 Roberto Conti 21.84 km/h
22. 1996: 37:06 Miguel Indurain 21.83 km/h
23. 1994: 37:09 Laudelino Cubino 21.80 km/h
24. 1994: 37:11 Alex Zülle 21.78 km/h
25. 1994: 37:11 Vladimir Poulnikov 21.78 km/h
26. 2014: 37:23 Vincenzo Nibali 21.67 km/h
27. 1994: 37:24 Nelson Rodriguez 21.66 km/h
28. 2008: 37:30 Leonardo Piepoli 21.60 km/h
29. 2008: 37:30 Juan Jose Cobo 21.60 km/h
30. 1996: 37:37 Yevgeny Berzin 21.53 km/h
31. 1994: 37:40 Oscar Pellicioli 21.50 km/h
32. 1994: 37:40 Bjarne Riis 21.50 km/h
33. 1994: 37:40 Tony Rominger 21.50 km/h
34. 1994: 37:40 Udo Bölts 21.50 km/h
35. 1994: 37:50 Pascal Lino 21.41 km/h
36. 1994: 37:54 Jean François Bernard 21.37 km/h
37. 2008: 37:58 Frank Schleck 21.33 km/h
38. 1996: 37:59 Peter Luttenberger 21.33 km/h
39. 1994: 38:10 Oliverio Rincón 21.22 km/h
40. 1994: 38:10 Abraham Olano 21.22 km/h
41. 1996: 38:11 Patrick Jonker 21.21 km/h
42. 1996: 38:14 Manuel Fernandez 21.19 km/h
43. 2014: 38:33 Thibaut Pinot 21.01 km/h
44. 2014: 38:35 Rafal Majka 21.01 km/h
45. 2008: 38:36 Bernhard Kohl 20.98 km/h
46. 2014: 38:38 Jean-Christophe Peraud 20.97 km/h
47. 2014: 38:38 Tejay Van Garderen 20.97 km/h
48. 1994: 38:40 Giorgio Furlan 20.95 km/h
49. 2000: 38:43 Christophe Moreau 20.55 km/h
50. 1994: 38:47 Alberto Elli 20.89 km/h


51. 1994: 38:47 Franco Vona 20.89 km/h
52. 1996: 38:48 Bo Hamburger 20.88 km/h
53. 1996: 38:49 Alberto Elli 20.87 km/h
54. 1996: 38:53 Laurent Madouas 20.83 km/h
55. 2000: 38:57 José Maria Jimenez 20.80 km/h
56. 1994: 39:03 Ángel Camargo 20.74 km/h
57. 1994: 39:03 Gerd Audehm 20.74 km/h
58. 1994: 39:03 Laurent Dufaux 20.74 km/h
59. 1994: 39:03 Thomas Davy 20.74 km/h
60. 1994: 39:03 Hernán Buenahora 20.74 km/h
61. 1994: 39:03 Jim Van De Laer 20.74 km/h
62. 1996: 39:09 Valentino Fois 20.69 km/h
63. 1994: 39:10 Álvaro Mejía 20.68 km/h
64. 1994: 39:10 Ronan Pensec 20.68 km/h
65. 2014: 39:16 Romain Bardet 20.63 km/h
66. 1996: 39:17 Arsenio González 20.62 km/h
67. 2014: 39:20 Bauke Mollema 20.59 km/h
68. 2014: 39:20 Leopold Konig 20.59 km/h
69. 1994: 39:22 Andrea Peron 20.58 km/h
70. 2014: 39:22 Haimar Zubeldia 20.58 km/h
71. 2014: 39:22 Alejandro Valverde 20.58 km/h
72. 2014: 39:22 Laurens Ten Dam 20.58 km/h
73. 2000: 39:25 Alex Zulle 20.19 km/h
74. 2000: 39:33 Kurt Van De Wouwer 20.12 km/h
75. 2008: 39:35 Vladimir Efimkin 20.46 km/h
76. 1994: 39:39 Federico Echave 20.43 km/h
77. 1994: 39:39 Serguei Outschakov 20.43 km/h
78. 1994: 39:39 Federico Muñoz 20.43 km/h
79. 2000: 39:39 Jan Ullrich 20.07 km/h
80. 2000: 39:41 Richard Virenque 20.41 km/h
81. 2000: 39:41 Manuel Beltran 20.41 km/h
82. 2000: 39:46 Fernando Escartin 20.37 km/h
83. 2000: 39:46 Roberto Heras 20.37 km/h
84. 2008: 39:47 Riccardo Riccò 20.36 km/h
85. 2008: 39:47 Carlos Sastre 20.36 km/h
86. 2008: 39:47 Cadel Evans 20.36 km/h
87. 2008: 39:47 Denis Menchov 20.36 km/h
88. 2008: 39:47 Christian Vande Velde 20.36 km/h
89. 2000: 39:56 Michele Bartoli 19.93 km/h
90. 2008: 39:57 Moises Dueñas 20.28 km/h
91. 1994: 39:58 Gianluca Bortolami 20.27 km/h
92. 1994: 39:58 Beat Zberg 20.27 km/h
93. 1994: 39:58 Arsenio Gonzalez 20.27 km/h
94. 1994: 39:58 Roberto Torres 20.27 km/h
95. 1994: 39:58 Éric Caritoux 20.27 km/h
96. 1994: 39:58 Bruno Cenghialta 20.27 km/h
97. 1994: 39:58 Eddy Seigneur 20.27 km/h
98. 1996: 40:02 Udo Bolts 20.23 km/h
99. 1996: 40:02 Federico Echave 20.23 km/h
100.1994: 40:09 Fernando Escartin 20.17 km/h


Stunning Hautacam ascent by the great Nibali


Col du Tourmalet
2014:17 km@7,4%---50:50---average speed 20.07 km/h(Kadri-Nieve)
                             ---51:35---average speed 19.77 km/h(30 riders peloton)
2011:17 km@7,4%---48:36---average speed 20.99 km/h(Laurens Ten Dam)
                           ---48:46---average speed 20.92 km/h(Yury Trofimov)
                           ---48:56---average speed 20.84 km/h(25 riders peloton)
2010:17 km@7,4%---52:23---average speed 19.47 km/h(Moreau-Fedrigo)
                           ---56:07---average speed 18.18 km/h(40 riders peloton led by Astana)
2009:17 km@7,4%---52:56---average speed 19.27 km/h(Garate-Voeckler-Moncoutie-Van Den Broeck-Martinez-Paulinho-Ten Dam-Txurruka)
                           ---53:56---average speed 18.91 km/h(B.Feillu-50 riders peloton) 
2008:17 km@7,4%---49:04---average speed 20.79 km/h(Ricco-Sastre-Cobo-Piepoli-Menchov-Evans-V.Efimkin-Kohl-A.Schleck-F.Schleck-Duenas-Vandevelde-Kirchen)
                          ---49:13---average speed 20.72 km/h(Jens Voigt)
                          ---49:39---average speed 20.54 km/h(Siutsou-Nibali)
                          ---49:47---average speed 20.49 km/h(Arroyo-Pereiro-Valverde-Pauriol-Cioni-Valjavec-Ten Dam-Monfort)
2003:17 km@7,4%---47:36---average speed 21.43 km/h(Ullrich-Armstrong-Zubeldia-Mayo)
                           ---48:08---average speed 21.19 km/h(Moreau-Basso-Hamilton)
                           ---48:40---average speed 20.96 km/h(Totschnig-Menchov-Sastre-Beltran-Rubiera-Jaksche-Laiseka-Garmendia-Pellizotti-Halgand)
                           ---48:53---average speed 20.87 km/h(Vinokourov-Mercado)  
                           ---50:19---average speed 20.27 km/h(Virenque-Dufaux-Plaza-Mancebo-Boogerd-Rous-Azevedo-J.E.Gutierrez-Goubert)
2001:17 km@7,4%---51:22---average speed 19.86 km/h(Garzelli-Laiseka-Cardenas-Ullrich-Menchov-Armstrong-Sastre)
                           ---51:37---average speed 19.76 km/h(Beloki-Kivilev-Chaureau-Heras-Sevilla-Rous-Goubert group)
1994:17 km@7,4%---49:53---average speed 20.45 km/h(Richard Virenque)
                           ---50:00---average speed 20.40 km/h(Marco Pantani)
                           ---52:47---average speed 19.32 km/h(15 riders peloton)


Hautacam
2014:13,5 km@7,9%---37:23---average speed 21.67 km/h(Vincenzo Nibali)
2008:13,5 km@7,9%---37:30---average speed 21.60 km/h(Piepoli-Cobo)
2000:13,5 km@7,9%---36:20---average speed 22.29 km/h(Lance Armstrong)
1996:13,5 km@7,9%---34:38---average speed 23.39 km/h(Bjarne Riis)-RECORD
1994:13,5 km@7,9%---35:19---average speed 22.94 km/h(Luc Leblanc)

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hautacam Top 100: Go big or go home!




 1.  1996: 34:38 Bjarne Riis 23.39 km/h
 2.  1994: 35:19 Luc Leblanc 22.94 km/h
 3.  1994: 35:21 Miguel Indurain 22.91 km/h
 4.  1996: 35:27 Richard Virenque 22.85 km/h
 5.  1996: 35:27 Laurent Dufaux 22.85 km/h
 6.  1996: 35:32 Luc Leblanc 22.80 km/h
 7.  1996: 35:35 Leonardo Piepoli 22.76 km/h
 8.  1994: 35:37 Marco Pantani 22.74 km/h
 9.  1996: 36:11 Tony Rominger 22.39 km/h
 10. 1996: 36:11 Jan Ullrich 22.39 km/h
 11. 1996: 36:11 Piotr Ugrumov 22.39 km/h
 12. 1994: 36:15 Richard Virenque 22.34 km/h
 13. 1994: 36:17 Armand De Las Cuevas 22.32 km/h
 14. 1996: 36:19 Laurent Brochard 22.30 km/h
 15. 2000: 36:20 Lance Armstrong 22.29 km/h
 16. 1996: 36:24 Fernando Escartin 22.25 km/h
 17. 1996: 36:24 Abraham Olano 22.25 km/h
 18. 1994: 36:45 Pavel Tonkov 22.04 km/h
 19. 1994: 36:45 Piotr Ugrumov 22.04 km/h
 20. 1994: 36:55 Enrico Zaina 21.94 km/h
 21. 1994: 37:05 Roberto Conti 21.84 km/h
 22. 1996: 37:06 Miguel Indurain 21.83 km/h
 23. 1994: 37:09 Laudelino Cubino 21.80 km/h
 24. 1994: 37:11 Alex Zülle 21.78 km/h
 25. 1994: 37:11 Vladimir Poulnikov 21.78 km/h


 26. 1994: 37:24 Nelson Rodriguez 21.66 km/h
 27. 2008: 37:30 Leonardo Piepoli 21.60 km/h
 28. 2008: 37:30 Juan Jose Cobo 21.60 km/h
 29. 1996: 37:37 Yevgeny Berzin 21.53 km/h
 30. 1994: 37:40 Oscar Pellicioli 21.50 km/h
 31. 1994: 37:40 Bjarne Riis 21.50 km/h
 32. 1994: 37:40 Tony Rominger 21.50 km/h
 33. 1994: 37:40 Udo Bölts 21.50 km/h
 34. 1994: 37:50 Pascal Lino 21.41 km/h
 35. 1994: 37:54 Jean François Bernard 21.37 km/h
 36. 2008: 37:58 Frank Schleck 21.33 km/h
 37. 1996: 37:59 Peter Luttenberger 21.33 km/h
 38. 1994: 38:10 Oliverio Rincón 21.22 km/h
 39. 1994: 38:10 Abraham Olano 21.22 km/h
 40. 1996: 38:11 Patrick Jonker 21.21 km/h
 41. 1996: 38:14 Manuel Fernandez 21.19 km/h
 42. 2008: 38:36 Bernhard Kohl 20.98 km/h
 43. 1994: 38:40 Giorgio Furlan 20.95 km/h
 44. 2000: 38:43 Christophe Moreau 20.55 km/h
 45. 1994: 38:47 Alberto Elli 20.89 km/h
 46. 1994: 38:47 Franco Vona 20.89 km/h
 47. 1996: 38:48 Bo Hamburger 20.88 km/h
 48. 1996: 38:49 Alberto Elli 20.87 km/h
 49. 1996: 38:53 Laurent Madouas 20.83 km/h
 50. 2000: 38:57 José Maria Jimenez 20.80 km/h


 51. 1994: 39:03 Ángel Camargo 20.74 km/h
 52. 1994: 39:03 Gerd Audehm 20.74 km/h
 53. 1994: 39:03 Laurent Dufaux 20.74 km/h
 54. 1994: 39:03 Thomas Davy 20.74 km/h
 55. 1994: 39:03 Hernán Buenahora 20.74 km/h
 56. 1994: 39:03 Jim Van De Laer 20.74 km/h
 57. 1996: 39:09 Valentino Fois 20.69 km/h
 58. 1994: 39:10 Álvaro Mejía 20.68 km/h
 59. 1994: 39:10 Ronan Pensec 20.68 km/h
 60. 1996: 39:17 Arsenio González 20.62 km/h
 61. 1994: 39:22 Andrea Peron 20.58 km/h
 62. 2000: 39:25 Alex Zulle 20.19 km/h
 63. 2000: 39:33 Kurt Van De Wouwer 20.12 km/h
 64. 2008: 39:35 Vladimir Efimkin 20.46 km/h
 65. 1994: 39:39 Federico Echave 20.43 km/h
 66. 1994: 39:39 Serguei Outschakov 20.43 km/h
 67. 1994: 39:39 Federico Muñoz 20.43 km/h
 68. 2000: 39:39 Jan Ullrich 20.07 km/h
 69. 2000: 39:41 Richard Virenque 20.41 km/h
 70. 2000: 39:41 Manuel Beltran 20.41 km/h
 71. 2000: 39:46 Fernando Escartin 20.37 km/h
 72. 2000: 39:46 Roberto Heras 20.37 km/h
 73. 2008: 39:47 Riccardo Riccò 20.36 km/h
 74. 2008: 39:47 Carlos Sastre 20.36 km/h
 75. 2008: 39:47 Cadel Evans 20.36 km/h


 76. 2008: 39:47 Denis Menchov 20.36 km/h
 77. 2008: 39:47 Christian Vande Velde 20.36 km/h
 78. 2000: 39:56 Michele Bartoli 19.93 km/h
 79. 2008: 39:57 Moises Dueñas 20.28 km/h
 80. 1994: 39:58 Gianluca Bortolami 20.27 km/h
 81. 1994: 39:58 Beat Zberg 20.27 km/h
 82. 1994: 39:58 Arsenio Gonzalez 20.27 km/h
 83. 1994: 39:58 Roberto Torres 20.27 km/h
 84. 1994: 39:58 Éric Caritoux 20.27 km/h
 85. 1994: 39:58 Bruno Cenghialta 20.27 km/h
 86. 1994: 39:58 Eddy Seigneur 20.27 km/h
 87. 1996: 40:02 Udo Bolts 20.23 km/h
 88. 1996: 40:02 Federico Echave 20.23 km/h
 89. 1994: 40:09 Fernando Escartin 20.17 km/h
 90. 1996: 40:12 Stefano Cattai 20.15 km/h
 91. 1994: 40:14 Viacheslav Ekimov 20.13 km/h
 92. 2008: 40:14 Samuel Sanchez 20.13 km/h
 93. 2008: 40:19 Stéphane Goubert 20.09 km/h
 94. 2008: 40:19 Tadej Valjavec 20.09 km/h
 95. 1994: 40:27 Erik Breukink 20.02 km/h
 96. 1994: 40:27 José Ramón Gonzalez 20.02 km/h
 97. 1994: 40:27 Charly Mottet 20.02 km/h
 98. 2000: 40:30 Geert Verheyen 19.66 km/h
 99. 2000: 40:30 Dariusz Baranowski 19.66 km/h
100. 2000: 40:30 Angel Casero 19.66 km/h


July 16th, 1996: Bjarne Riis explodes the watts on Hautacam!


               After two weeks of racing, there was nothing decided in this edition of the Tour : between the first and the fifth in overall, there is a gap of only two minutes. In a race in which the weather caused route changes and with a total of only three mountain-top finishes, waiting was not an option. Everyone's cards will be put on the table in this stage: Agen-Hautacam, 199 km in length. Not a single climb before the final one. This saves the peloton's energy for the big showdown.
            As expected, the first kilometers are ridden at a brutal speed, in one long line. Alex Zulle attacks very early in Arbouix but he's brought back after just a few minutes. Indurain, already hurt at the base of Hautacam (his heart already at more than 190 bpm) goes to the front and tries to impose his rhytm. The Telekom team had other plans though and right away, the Kaiser Ullrich sets a savage pace on the front. It's in these moments that Le Tour lives exclusive historical moments: the yellow jersey, Riis lets himself slip from the front to the back of the group, in the big ring. And then he comes at twice the speed and attacks! A little descent ruins his plans for the moment and allows the others to come back. After slowing down and seeming to look everyone in the eyes, he puts other blistering attacks. Leblanc, Dufaux and Virenque are the last to give up, they can't follow his wheel. Riding on insane gears, Bjarne, a mask of pain, slowly increases the gap to the chasers. In the last kilometer, defying his rivals and the laws of physics, he climbs in the big ring to the top. The winner of the Tour is known. Bjarne's ascent on Hautacam remains one of the fastest ever recorded in cycling's history and one of the most brutal performances in professional sports.

Hautacam
1996:13,5 km@7,9%---34:38---average speed 23.39 km/h(Bjarne Riis)-RECORD

Pla d'Adet top 50 refreshed by the 2014 riders


1.  1993: 29:35 Zenon Jaskula 20.89 km/h
2.  1993: 29:35 Tony Rominger 20.89 km/h
3.  1993: 29:38 Miguel Indurain 20.85 km/h
4.  2001: 29:48 Lance Armstrong 20.74 km/h
5.  1993: 30:00 Stephen Roche 20.60 km/h
6.  2014: 30:32 Vincenzo Nibali 20.24 km/h
7.  2014: 30:32 Jean-Christophe Péraud 20.24 km/h
8.  2005: 30:34 Ivan Basso 20.22 km/h
9.  2005: 30:34 Lance Armstrong 20.22 km/h
10. 1993: 30:41 Robert Millar 20.14 km/h
11. 1993: 30:43 Andrew Hampsten 20.12 km/h
12. 1993: 30:43 Alvaro Mejia 20.12 km/h
13. 2001: 30:48 Jan Ullrich 20.06 km/h
14. 2005: 30:58 Michael Rasmussen 19.96 km/h
15. 2005: 30:58 Francisco Mancebo 19.96 km/h
16. 1993: 31:10 Richard Virenque 19.83 km/h
17. 1993: 31:10 Jon Unzaga 19.83 km/h
18. 1993: 31:10 Claudio Chiappucci 19.83 km/h
19. 1993: 31:12 Jean-Philippe Dojwa 19.81 km/h
20. 1993: 31:14 Johan Bruyneel 19.79 km/h
21. 1993: 31:16 Gianni Faresin 19.77 km/h
22. 2014: 31:21 Alejandro Valverde 19.71 km/h
23. 1993: 31:24 Antonio Martin 19.68 km/h
24. 2014: 31:26 Thibaut Pinot 19.66 km/h
25. 2014: 31:26 Tejay Van Garderen 19.66 km/h
26. 1993: 31:27 Roberto Conti 19.65 km/h
27. 1993: 31:27 Bjarne Riis 19.65 km/h
28. 2001: 31:34 Joseba Beloki 19.58 km/h
29. 2001: 31:34 Roberto Heras 19.58 km/h
30. 2014: 31:36 Laurens Ten Dam 19.56 km/h
31. 2014: 31:47 Mikel Nieve 19.44 km/h
32. 2014: 31:50 Rafal Majka 19.41 km/h
33. 2005: 31:58 Jan Ullrich 19.33 km/h
34. 2005: 31:59 Alexandre Vinokourov 19.32 km/h
35. 2014: 32:00 Romain Bardet 19.31 km/h
36. 2005: 32:20 Levi Leipheimer 19.11 km/h
37. 1993: 32:28 Franco Vona 19.03 km/h
38. 2014: 32:32 Giovanni Visconti 19.00 km/h
39. 2014: 32:39 Alessandro De Marchi 18.93 km/h
40. 2001: 32:40 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano 18.92 km/h
41. 2005: 32:40 Christophe Moreau 18.92 km/h
42. 1993: 32:50 Pedro Delgado 18.82 km/h
43. 1993: 32:50 Alberto Elli 18.82 km/h
44. 2014: 32:55 Pierre Rolland 18.77 km/h
45. 2005: 33:00 George Hincapie 18.73 km/h
46. 2014: 33:02 Frank Schleck 18.71 km/h
47. 2014: 33:02 Bauke Mollema 18.71 km/h
48. 2001: 33:03 Marcos Serrano 18.70 km/h
49. 2005: 33:06 Oscar Pereiro 18.67 km/h
50. 1982: 33:13 Beat Breu 18.61 km/h


Impressive ascent times on Pla d'Adet!


Col du Portillon 
2014:8,3 km@6,9%---20:56---average speed 23.79 km/h(Joaquim Rodriguez)
                            ---21:01---average speed 23.70 km/h(Roche-Durasek-De Marchi-Mollema)
                            ---21:18---average speed 23.38 km/h(Majka-F.Schleck-15 riders group)
                            ---22:16---average speed 22.37 km/h(50 riders peloton)
2005:8,3 km@6,9%---22:57---average speed 21.70 km/h(40 riders peloton led by CSC)



Col de Peyresourde
2014:9,8 km@7,7%---28:53---average speed 20.36 km/h(Roche-Herrada)
                            ---31:33---average speed 18.64 km/h(Peloton)
2013:9,8 km@7,7%---26:43---average speed 22.01 km/h(Kiserlovski-Horner-Nibali-Pinot-Valverde-Rodriguez-Pozzovivo-Uran)
2013:9,8 km@7,7%---31:04---average speed 18.93 km/h(Movistar led peloton)
2012:9,8 km@7,7%---26:43---average speed 22.01 km/h(Pinot-Froome-Wiggins-Van Den Broeck-Rolland-Nibali-Van Garderen-Horner)
2010:9,8 km@7,7%---26:27---average speed 22.23 km/h(Szmyd-Charteau-Kreuziger-M.Lloyd-Capecchi-Hesjedal-Wiggins-Armstrong-Verdugo-Rui Costa-Horner-Casar-Vinokourov-Sastre) 
                            ---26:56---average speed 21.83 km/h(Jurgen Van Den Broeck)
                            ---27:12---average speed 21.62 km/h(Astana 25 riders led peloton)
                            ---27:45---average speed 21.19 km/h(Riblon-Roche)
2008:9,8 km@7,7%---27:13---average speed 21.60 km/h(David De La Fuente)
                            ---27:14---average speed 21.59 km/h(Maxime Monfort) 
                            ---27:49---average speed 21.14 km/h(Luis Leon Sanchez)
                            ---27:53---average speed 21.09 km/h(Peloton)
2007:9,8 km@7,7%---26:45---average speed 21.98 km/h(Contador-Rasmussen)
                            ---27:26---average speed 21.43 km/h(Evans-Leipheimer-Boogerd-Kashechkin-Klöden-Sastre-Valverde)
2005:9,8 km@7,7%---30:14---average speed 19.45 km/h(Rubiera-Azevedo-Popovych-Armstrong-Ullrich-Vinokourov-Basso-Landis-20 favourites group)
2003:9,8 km@7,7%---25:20---average speed 23.21 km/h(Vinokourov-Mayo)-RECORD
                             ---26:14---average speed 22.41 km/h(Ullrich-Armstrong-Zubeldia-Basso)
                             ---28:38---average speed 20.54 km/h(Menchov-Rous-Hamilton-Mancebo-Jaksche-Luttenberger-Laiseka-Rubiera)
2001:9,8 km@7,7%---28:11---average speed 20.86 km/h(Kevin Livingston)
                             ---28:15---average speed 20.81 km/h(Ullrich-Armstrong)
                             ---28:22---average speed 20.73 km/h(Joseba Beloki)
                             ---28:50---average speed 20.39 km/h(M.Serrano-I.Gonzalez de Galdeano-Kivilev-Heras-Rubiera-Chaureau-Sevilla-Atienza-Piepoli-Mancebo-Rous-Botcharov)
1995:9,8 km@7,7%---26:42---average speed 22.02 km/h(Richard Virenque)
                            ---27:30---average speed 21.38 km/h(Mauri-Dufaux-Aparicio)
                            ---27:48---average speed 21.15 km/h(Chiappucci-Buenahora-Escartin-Hamburger)
                            ---28:40---average speed 20.51 km/h(Banesto led peloton)
1993:9,8 km@7,7%---27:25---average speed 21.45 km/h(Virenque-Unzaga-Dojwa-Bruyneel-Faresin-Martin-Vona-Delgado-Elli-Rincon-Escartin-Alcala-Millar)
                              ---28:15---average speed 20.81 km/h(Rominger-Indurain-Conti-Mejia-Jaskula-Roche-Riis-Hampsten)
                             ---28:21---average speed 20.74 km/h(Chiappucci-Ghirotto)



Col de Val Louron-Azet
2014:7,5 km@8,3%---23:00---average speed 19.57 km/h(Pinot-Bardet-Peraud-Gastauer-Nibali-Kangert-Valverde-Van Garderen-Gadret-Ten Dam-Nieve)
2013:7,5 km@8,3%---25:00---average speed 18.00 km/h(Movistar 30 riders led peloton)
2005:7,5 km@8,3%---21:38---average speed 20.80 km/h(Jan Ullrich)
                            ---21:39---average speed 20.79 km/h(Basso-Armstrong)
                            ---22:46---average speed 19.77 km/h(Rasmussen-Leipheimer-Landis-Mancebo-Vinokourov-Piepoli-Popovych-Mazzoleni-Moreau)
2001:7,5 km@8,3%---22:40---average speed 19.85 km/h(Roberto Heras)
                            ---23:04---average speed 19.51 km/h(M.Serrano-I.Gonzalez de Galdeano-Chaureau-Rubiera)
                            ---23:57---average speed 18.79 km/h(Ullrich-Beloki-Kivilev-Armstrong)
1999:7,5 km@8,3%---21:44---average speed 20.71 km/h(Fernando Escartin)
                            ---22:29---average speed 20.01 km/h(Armstrong-Zulle)
                            ---22:55---average speed 19.64 km/h(Dufaux-Peron)
1991:6,6 km@7,0%---20:30---average speed 19.32 km/h(Gianni Bugno)-finish at 1420m
                           ---21:16---average speed 18.62 km/h(Claudio Chiappucci)
                           ---21:17---average speed 18.61 km/h(Miguel Indurain)
                           ---21:42---average speed 18.25 km/h(Andrew Hampsten)
                           ---21:51---average speed 18.12 km/h(Laurent Fignon)
                           ---22:05---average speed 17.93 km/h(Eduardo Chozas)
                           ---22:54---average speed 17.29 km/h(Charly Mottet)
                           ---22:58---average speed 17.24 km/h(Boyer-Lemond)



Pla d'Adet
2014:10,3 km@8,3%---30:32---average speed 20.24 km/h(Nibali-Peraud)
                               ---31:50---average speed 19.41 km/h(Rafal Majka)
2005:10,3 km@8,3%---30:34---average speed 20.22 km/h(Basso-Armstrong)
                              ---30:58---average speed 19.96 km/h(Rasmussen-Mancebo)
                              ---31:58---average speed 19.33 km/h(Jan Ullrich)
                              ---31:59---average speed 19.32 km/h(Alexander Vinokourov)
                              ---32:20---average speed 19.11 km/h(Levi Leipheimer)
                              ---32:40---average speed 18.92 km/h(Christophe Moreau)
                              ---33:00---average speed 18.73 km/h(George Hincapie)
2001:10,3 km@8,3%---29:48---average speed 20.74 km/h(Lance Armstrong)
                              ---30:48---average speed 20.06 km/h(Jan Ullrich)
                              ---31:34---average speed 19.58 km/h(Beloki-Heras)
                              ---32:40---average speed 18.92 km/h(Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano)
                              ---33:03---average speed 18.70 km/h(Marcos Serrano)
                              ---33:13---average speed 18.61 km/h(Inigo Chaureau)
                              ---33:31---average speed 18.44 km/h(Stefano Garzelli)
                              ---33:50---average speed 18.27 km/h(Andrei Kivilev)
1993:10,3 km@8,3%---29:35---average speed 20.89 km/h(Jaskula-Rominger)-RECORD
                              ---29:38---average speed 20.85 km/h(Miguel Indurain)
                              ---30:00---average speed 20.60 km/h(Stephen Roche)
                              ---30:41---average speed 20.14 km/h(Robert Millar)
                              ---30:43---average speed 20.12 km/h(Hampsten-Mejia)
                              ---31:10---average speed 19.83 km/h(Virenque-Unzaga-Chiappucci)
1982:10,4 km@8,3%---33:13---average speed 18.79 km/h(Beat Breu)
                              ---33:48---average speed 18.46 km/h(Robert Alban)
                              ---33:53---average speed 18.42 km/h(Alberto Fernandez)
                              ---34:04---average speed 18.32 km/h(Bernard Vallet)
                              ---34:05---average speed 18.31 km/h(Raymond Martin)
                              ---34:06---average speed 18.30 km/h(Bernard Hinault)
                              ---34:12---average speed 18.25 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1981:10,4 km@8,3%---33:40---average speed 18.53 km/h(Lucien Van Impe)
                              ---34:04---average speed 18.32 km/h(Sven-ake Nilsson)
                              ---34:07---average speed 18.29 km/h(Hinault-Anderson)
                              ---34:28---average speed 18.10 km/h(Jos De Schoenmaecker)
                              ---34:33---average speed 18.06 km/h(Alberto Fernandez)
                              ---34:33---average speed 18.06 km/h(Alban-Martin)
                              ---34:43---average speed 17.97 km/h(Lucien Didier)
1978:10,4 km@8,3%---33:29---average speed 18.64 km/h(Mariano Martinez)
                              ---33:34---average speed 18.59 km/h(Bernard Hinault)
                              ---33:34---average speed 18.59 km/h(Michel Pollentier)
                              ---33:48---average speed 18.46 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
                              ---34:57---average speed 17.85 km/h(Joaquim Agostinho)
                              ---34:58---average speed 17.85 km/h(Hennie Kuiper)
                              ---35:50---average speed 17.41 km/h(Christian Seznec)
1974:10,4 km@8,3%---33:20---average speed 18.72 km/h(Raymond Poulidor)
                              ---34:01---average speed 18.34 km/h(Vicente Lopez-Carril)
                              ---34:22---average speed 18.16 km/h(Michel Pollentier)
                              ---34:37---average speed 18.03 km/h(Alain Santy)
                              ---35:09---average speed 17.75 km/h(Eddy Merckx)
                              ---35:25---average speed 17.62 km/h(Wladimiro Panizza)
                              ---35:54---average speed 17.38 km/h(Roger Pingeon)

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Top 50 fastest ever rides on Saint-Lary-Soulan- Pla d'Adet


1.  1993: 29:35 Zenon Jaskula 20.89 km/h
2.  1993: 29:35 Tony Rominger 20.89 km/h
3.  1993: 29:38 Miguel Indurain 20.85 km/h
4.  2001: 29:48 Lance Armstrong 20.74 km/h
5.  1993: 30:00 Stephen Roche 20.60 km/h
6.  2005: 30:34 Ivan Basso 20.22 km/h
7.  2005: 30:34 Lance Armstrong 20.22 km/h
8.  1993: 30:41 Robert Millar 20.14 km/h
9.  1993: 30:43 Andrew Hampsten 20.12 km/h
10. 1993: 30:43 Alvaro Mejia 20.12 km/h
11. 2001: 30:48 Jan Ullrich 20.06 km/h
12. 2005: 30:58 Michael Rasmussen 19.96 km/h
13. 2005: 30:58 Francisco Mancebo 19.96 km/h
14. 1993: 31:10 Richard Virenque 19.83 km/h
15. 1993: 31:10 Jon Unzaga 19.83 km/h
16. 1993: 31:10 Claudio Chiappucci 19.83 km/h
17. 1993: 31:12 Jean-Philippe Dojwa 19.81 km/h
18. 1993: 31:14 Johan Bruyneel 19.79 km/h
19. 1993: 31:16 Gianni Faresin 19.77 km/h
20. 1993: 31:24 Antonio Martin 19.68 km/h
21. 1993: 31:27 Roberto Conti 19.65 km/h
22. 1993: 31:27 Bjarne Riis 19.65 km/h
23. 2001: 31:34 Joseba Beloki 19.58 km/h
24. 2001: 31:34 Roberto Heras 19.58 km/h
25. 2005: 31:58 Jan Ullrich 19.33 km/h
26. 2005: 31:59 Alexandre Vinokourov 19.32 km/h
27. 2005: 32:20 Levi Leipheimer 19.11 km/h
28. 1993: 32:28 Franco Vona 19.03 km/h
29. 2001: 32:40 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano 18.92 km/h
30. 2005: 32:40 Christophe Moreau 18.92 km/h
31. 1993: 32:50 Pedro Delgado 18.82 km/h
32. 1993: 32:50 Alberto Elli 18.82 km/h
33. 2005: 33:00 George Hincapie 18.73 km/h
34. 2001: 33:03 Marcos Serrano 18.70 km/h
35. 2005: 33:06 Oscar Pereiro 18.67 km/h
36. 1982: 33:13 Beat Breu 18.79 km/h
37. 2001: 33:13 Inigo Chaureau 18.61 km/h
38. 2005: 33:13 Haimar Zubeldia 18.61 km/h
39. 2005: 33:13 Cadel Evans 18.61 km/h
40. 1974: 33:20 Raymond Poulidor 18.72 km/h
41. 2005: 33:20 Eddy Mazzoleni 18.54 km/h
42. 1978: 33:29 Mariano Martinez 18.64 km/h
43. 2001: 33:31 Stefano Garzelli 18.44 km/h
44. 1978: 33:34 Bernard Hinault 18.59 km/h
45. 1978: 33:34 Michel Pollentier 18.59 km/h
46. 2005: 33:38 Pietro Caucchioli 18.37 km/h
47. 1978: 33:48 Joop Zoetemelk 18.46 km/h
48. 1982: 33:48 Robert Alban 18.46 km/h
49. 2001: 33:50 Andrei Kivilev 18.27 km/h
50. 1982: 33:53 Alberto Fernandez 18.42 km/h


Important mention:
Until 1993, the route to the finish was different in the last 300 meters( Rue du Port Vieux instead of Route du Pla d'Adet) resulting in an extra 100 meters for the ascents before 1993. The very close time in which these different distances were ridden allows though a direct comparison between before 1993 ascent times and those after, 1993 included.

July 21st, 1993: A new era begins on Pla d'Adet


            Being the last mountain-top finish of the race, the 230 kilometers stage from Andorre to Saint-Lary-Soulan was expected to be one finale chance for an important reshuffle of the general classification. While as usual, the top spot of the podium was already secured by the Spanish legend, Miguel Indurain, the fight for the other two honourable places promised to be spectacular.
            Collado del Canto, Puerto de la Bonaigua, the Portillon and the Peyresourde were the climbs serving as legs-breaking appetizers. The Col de Peyresoude saw lot of action and was raced at a quite aggresive rhytm. The selection was made and at the foot of Pla d'Adet, there weren't more than thirty riders in the front  group. Having full confidence in their leader Tony Rominger, the Spanish Clas-Cajastur team hits the climb at  an unseen before, scary speed. Escartin, Mauleon and Jon Unzaga as the last rocket, succesfully managed to put Tony in a great position to attack. The brutal , big ring acceleration comes as expected and only the yellow jersey, Indurain can follow. The rhytm, described by the Spanish TV commentators as "infernal, frenético"asphyxiates on the spot the colombian Mejia, the second in the Tour classification. On the other hand, the biggest surprise of that edition of the Tour, the Polish Zenon Jaskula succeeds to catch the two leaders. Without asking for a single relay, Rominger pushes his huge gears up to the top of the climb. Only in the last 200 meters he is overtaken by Jaskula, who beats him to the line.
           At the time, the ascent of Pla d'Adet was the greatest performance recorded on a climb in a road stage of  Le Tour de France. The performance is even more impressive, keeping in mind that it came in the third week of the Tour, at the end of a difficult mountain stage and after seven hours in the saddle. While some riders already showed great exhibitions of endurance since the year 1990, on Pla d'Adet it becomes obvious that a very large part of the peloton found an extra gear. The convicts of the road start the age of flying up the climbs...

Pla d'Adet
1993:10,3 km@8,3%---29:35---average speed 20.89 km/h(Jaskula-Rominger)-RECORD

Climbing times on Pla d'Adet: From Poulidor to Armstrong


Pla d'Adet
2005:10,3 km@8,3%---30:34---average speed 20.22 km/h(Basso-Armstrong)
                              ---30:58---average speed 19.96 km/h(Rasmussen-Mancebo)
                              ---31:58---average speed 19.33 km/h(Jan Ullrich)
                              ---31:59---average speed 19.32 km/h(Alexander Vinokourov)
                              ---32:20---average speed 19.11 km/h(Levi Leipheimer)
                              ---32:40---average speed 18.92 km/h(Christophe Moreau)
                              ---33:00---average speed 18.73 km/h(George Hincapie)


2001:10,3 km@8,3%---29:48---average speed 20.74 km/h(Lance Armstrong)
                              ---30:48---average speed 20.06 km/h(Jan Ullrich)
                              ---31:34---average speed 19.58 km/h(Beloki-Heras)
                              ---32:40---average speed 18.92 km/h(Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano)
                              ---33:03---average speed 18.70 km/h(Marcos Serrano)
                              ---33:13---average speed 18.61 km/h(Inigo Chaureau)
                              ---33:31---average speed 18.44 km/h(Stefano Garzelli)
                              ---33:50---average speed 18.27 km/h(Andrei Kivilev)


1993:10,3 km@8,3%---29:35---average speed 20.89 km/h(Jaskula-Rominger)-RECORD
                              ---29:38---average speed 20.85 km/h(Miguel Indurain)
                              ---30:00---average speed 20.60 km/h(Stephen Roche)
                              ---30:41---average speed 20.14 km/h(Robert Millar)
                              ---30:43---average speed 20.12 km/h(Hampsten-Mejia)
                              ---31:10---average speed 19.83 km/h(Virenque-Unzaga-Chiappucci)
1982:10,4 km@8,3%---33:13---average speed 18.79 km/h(Beat Breu)
                              ---33:48---average speed 18.46 km/h(Robert Alban)
                              ---33:53---average speed 18.42 km/h(Alberto Fernandez)
                              ---34:04---average speed 18.32 km/h(Bernard Vallet)
                              ---34:05---average speed 18.31 km/h(Raymond Martin)
                              ---34:06---average speed 18.30 km/h(Bernard Hinault)
                              ---34:12---average speed 18.25 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1981:10,4 km@8,3%---33:40---average speed 18.53 km/h(Lucien Van Impe)
                              ---34:04---average speed 18.32 km/h(Sven-ake Nilsson)
                              ---34:07---average speed 18.29 km/h(Hinault-Anderson)
                              ---34:28---average speed 18.10 km/h(Jos De Schoenmaecker)
                              ---34:33---average speed 18.06 km/h(Alberto Fernandez)
                              ---34:33---average speed 18.06 km/h(Alban-Martin)
                              ---34:43---average speed 17.97 km/h(Lucien Didier)


1978:10,4 km@8,3%---33:29---average speed 18.64 km/h(Mariano Martinez)
                              ---33:34---average speed 18.59 km/h(Bernard Hinault)
                              ---33:34---average speed 18.59 km/h(Michel Pollentier)
                              ---33:48---average speed 18.46 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
                              ---34:57---average speed 17.85 km/h(Joaquim Agostinho)
                              ---34:58---average speed 17.85 km/h(Hennie Kuiper)
                              ---35:50---average speed 17.41 km/h(Christian Seznec)


1974:10,4 km@8,3%---33:20---average speed 18.72 km/h(Raymond Poulidor)
                              ---34:01---average speed 18.34 km/h(Vicente Lopez-Carril)
                              ---34:22---average speed 18.16 km/h(Michel Pollentier)
                              ---34:37---average speed 18.03 km/h(Alain Santy)
                              ---35:09---average speed 17.75 km/h(Eddy Merckx)
                              ---35:25---average speed 17.62 km/h(Wladimiro Panizza)
                              ---35:54---average speed 17.38 km/h(Roger Pingeon)