Friday, 29 May 2015

Fabio Aru, resurrected on Cervinia!


Saint-Pantaleon
2015:16,2 km@7,3%---50:09---average speed 19.38 km/h(Benat Intxausti)


Cervinia
2015:18,8 km@5,1%---41:52---average speed 26.94 km/h(Fabio Aru)

Monte Ologno, climbed by tired riders

© Gazzetta dello Sport
Monte Ologno
2015:10,3 km@9,0%---32:53---average speed 18.79 km/h(Contador-Hesjedal)
                              ---32:58---average speed 18.75 km/h(Mikel Landa)
                              ---34:01---average speed 18.17 km/h(Aru-Amador 12 riders group)

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Contador, the fastest time on Mortirolo 2015

© RCS
Mortirolo
2015:11,7 km km@11,1%---45:14---average speed 15.52 km/h(Alberto Contador)
                                      ---46:04---average speed 15.24 km/h(Kruijswijk-Landa)
                                      ---47:00---average speed 14.94 km/h(Trofimov-Hesjedal)
                                      ---47:50---average speed 14.68 km/h(Andrey Amador)
                                      ---47:55---average speed 14.65 km/h(Fabio Aru)
2010:11,7 km km@11,1%---44:39---average speed 15.72 km/h(Basso-Nibali-Scarponi)
                                      ---45:34---average speed 15.41 km/h(Alexandre Vinokourov)
                                      ---45:58---average speed 15.27 km/h(Sastre-Gadret)
                                      ---46:21---average speed 15.15 km/h(Cadel Evans)
                                      ---46:34---average speed 15.08 km/h(David Arroyo)
2008:11,7 km km@11,1%---46:12---average speed 15.19 km/h(Sella-Ricco-Contador-Rodriguez-Pozzovivo-Menchov-Simoni)
                                      ---46:37---average speed 15.06 km/h(Bruseghin-Van Den Broeck)
                                      ---47:06---average speed 14.90 km/h(Pellizotti-Valjavec)
                                      ---47:36---average speed 14.75 km/h(Danilo Di Luca)
2006:11,7 km km@11,1%---44:32---average speed 15.76 km/h(Basso-Simoni)(source: Frederic Portoleau)
                                      ---45:40---average speed 15.37 km/h(Jose Enrique Gutierrez)
                                      ---45:42---average speed 15.36 km/h(Damiano Cunego)
                                      ---46:20---average speed 15.15 km/h(Leonardo Piepoli)
                                      ---48:14---average speed 14.55 km/h(Savoldelli-G.Caruso-Garate-Casar)
2004:11,7 km km@11,1%---47:30---average speed 14.78 km/h(Simoni-Garzelli-Valjavec) (source: Frederic Portoleau)
                                      ---48:15---average speed 14.55 km/h(Cunego-10 riders group)
1999:11,7 km km@11,1%---41:42---average speed 16.83 km/h(Gotti-Heras-Simoni)-RECORD
                                      ---43:03---average speed 16.31 km/h(Niklas Axelsson)
                                      ---43:56---average speed 15.98 km/h(Codol-De Paoli)
                                      ---43:59---average speed 15.96 km/h(Laurent Jalabert)
                                      ---44:34---average speed 15.75 km/h(Honchar-Camenzind-Mason)
                                      ---44:45---average speed 15.69 km/h(Savoldelli-Virenque)
1997:11,7 km km@11,1%---45:13---average speed 15.53 km/h(Belli-Gotti-Tonkov)
                                      ---46:19---average speed 15.16 km/h(Miceli-Noe)
1996:11,7 km km@11,1%---42:07---average speed 16.67 km/h(Gotti-Tonkov)
                                      ---42:45---average speed 16.43 km/h(Ugrumov-Zaina)
                                      ---44:29---average speed 15.78 km/h(Abraham Olano)
1994:11,7 km km@11,1%---42:40---average speed 16.45 km/h(Marco Pantani)
                                      ---43:33---average speed 16.12 km/h(Miguel Indurain)
                                      ---44:21---average speed 15.83 km/h(Evgeni Berzin)
                                      ---45:07---average speed 15.56 km/h(Nelson Rodriguez)
                                      ---45:12---average speed 15.53 km/h(Pavel Tonkov)

Monday, 25 May 2015

The legends maker: Ascent times on Mortirolo

© PassoMortirolo.com
Mortirolo
2010:11,7 km km@11,1%---44:39---average speed 15.72 km/h(Basso-Nibali-Scarponi)
                                      ---45:34---average speed 15.41 km/h(Alexandre Vinokourov)
                                      ---45:58---average speed 15.27 km/h(Sastre-Gadret)
                                      ---46:21---average speed 15.15 km/h(Cadel Evans)
                                      ---46:34---average speed 15.08 km/h(David Arroyo)

© Alessandro Trovati/AP
2008:11,7 km km@11,1%---46:12---average speed 15.19 km/h(Sella-Ricco-Contador-Rodriguez-Pozzovivo-Menchov-Simoni)
                                      ---46:37---average speed 15.06 km/h(Bruseghin-Van Den Broeck)
                                      ---47:06---average speed 14.90 km/h(Pellizotti-Valjavec)
                                      ---47:36---average speed 14.75 km/h(Danilo Di Luca)

© Sirotti/Cyclingfans.com
2006:11,7 km km@11,1%---44:32---average speed 15.76 km/h(Basso-Simoni)(source: Frederic Portoleau)
                                      ---45:40---average speed 15.37 km/h(Jose Enrique Gutierrez)
                                      ---45:42---average speed 15.36 km/h(Damiano Cunego)
                                      ---46:20---average speed 15.15 km/h(Leonardo Piepoli)
                                      ---48:14---average speed 14.55 km/h(Savoldelli-G.Caruso-Garate-Casar)

© Tim De Waele
2004:11,7 km km@11,1%---47:30---average speed 14.78 km/h(Simoni-Garzelli-Valjavec) (source: Frederic Portoleau)
                                      ---48:15---average speed 14.55 km/h(Cunego-10 riders group)

© Olympia Photo/CyclingNews
1999:11,7 km km@11,1%---41:42---average speed 16.83 km/h(Gotti-Heras-Simoni)-RECORD
                                      ---43:03---average speed 16.31 km/h(Niklas Axelsson)
                                      ---43:56---average speed 15.98 km/h(Codol-De Paoli)
                                      ---43:59---average speed 15.96 km/h(Laurent Jalabert)
                                      ---44:34---average speed 15.75 km/h(Honchar-Camenzind-Mason)
                                      ---44:45---average speed 15.69 km/h(Savoldelli-Virenque)  

© Bike Race Info
1997:11,7 km km@11,1%---45:13---average speed 15.53 km/h(Belli-Gotti-Tonkov)
                                      ---46:19---average speed 15.16 km/h(Miceli-Noe)

© Bike Race Info
1996:11,7 km km@11,1%---42:07---average speed 16.67 km/h(Gotti-Tonkov)
                                      ---42:45---average speed 16.43 km/h(Ugrumov-Zaina)
                                      ---44:29---average speed 15.78 km/h(Abraham Olano)

© Ciclored.com
1994:11,7 km km@11,1%---42:40---average speed 16.45 km/h(Marco Pantani)
                                      ---43:33---average speed 16.12 km/h(Miguel Indurain)
                                      ---44:21---average speed 15.83 km/h(Evgeni Berzin)
                                      ---45:07---average speed 15.56 km/h(Nelson Rodriguez)
                                      ---45:12---average speed 15.53 km/h(Pavel Tonkov)

© Henry.Miller/ForoDeCiclismo

June 5th,1999: Three missiles hit the Mortirolo!

© Bike Race Info
         
          The day of June 5th, 1999 though will always be remembered for something else by the cycling fans. It was in that morning when Marco Pantani's star started to fade at Madonna di Campiglio. Just two days before the end of the Giro, Il Pirata was thrown out of the race while wearing the maglia rosa and dominating with an iron fist the whole thing. A right or a wrong decision,only one thing was certain: the race had to move on.
         The racing started with a slow average speed, the riders being concerned about their security after rumours were spreading around that some angry Pantani fans might block the roads. It was only on Passo di Gavia where the pace picked up. A selection has been made and at the foot of the terrible Mortirolo, the peloton counted around 60 riders. Team Polti came to the front and blew the race apart, their leader Ivan Gotti attacking after just one kilometer in to the climb. Laurent Jalabert and Daniele De Paoli tried to defend themselves as best as they could but soon enough, their engines exploded on the 15% steep ramps. The three best climbers left in the race were proving their worth on Il Mortirolo: Ivan Gotti, Roberto Heras and Gilberto Simoni were charging ahead. Being the rider with the most to gain, Gotti did most of the work and was helped only by Heras. Contrary to these two who danced easily out of the saddle, Gibo Simoni climbed seated, riding at his limit. The last two kilometers were ridden at absolute insane wattage, truly an uphill sprint. At the top: a new Mortirolo record! The ascent time of 1996 was beaten.
          The performance of Gotti, Heras and Simoni could certainly be regarded as one of the greatest climbing feats of modern cycling. The Pirate left but other missiles still hit the Mortirolo.

Mortirolo
1999:11,7 km km@11,1%---41:42---average speed 16.83 km/h(Gotti-Heras-Simoni)-RECORD

Infernal march by Astana to Madonna di Campiglio!


© Astana Pro Team
Passo Daone
2015:8,1 km@9,5%---27:16---average speed 17.82 km/h(Intxausti-Betancur-Kruijswijk)
                             ---27:26---average speed 17.72 km/h(20 riders peloton)


© RCS
Madonna di Campiglio
2015:15,1 km@6,0%---35:45---average speed 25.34 km/h(Mikel Landa)-finish at Patascoss, 1725m
2013:11,8 km@5,9%---28:34---average speed 24.78 km/h(Ulissi-15 riders group)
1999:11,8 km@5,9%---25:01---average speed 28.30 km/h(Marco Pantani)-RECORD

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Miraculous Alaphilippe stuns on Mt Baldy!

© Amgen Tour of California

Mount Baldy 
2015:8,1 km@8,4%---24:42---average speed 19.68 km/h(Julian Alaphilippe)
2012:8,1 km@8,4%---25:00---average speed 19.43 km/h(Robert Gesink)
2011:8,1 km@8,4%---24:32---average speed 19.81 km/h(Leipheimer-Horner)

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Campitello Matese: Landa faster than Berzin!

© Astana Pro Team

Campitello Matese
2015:12,3 km@6,5%---29:55---average speed 24.67 km/h(Mikel Landa)
                              ---31:30---average speed 23.43 km/h(Benat Intxausti)
1994:12,3 km@6,5%---30:55---average speed 23.87 km/h(Evgeni Berzin)

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The strongest to the fore on Abetone

© Bettini

Abetone
2015:11,9 km@6,4%---27:47---average speed 25.70 km/h(Aru-Contador-Porte)
                              ---30:33---average speed 23.37 km/h(Jan Polanc)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Classy Pinot, at his best on Champex-Lac

© Tim De Waele

Petite Forclaz
2015:5,1 km@9,8%---17:56---average speed 17.06 km/h(40 riders peloton)


© TourdeRomandie.ch

Champex-Lac
2015:10,5 km@8,3%---30:45---average speed 20.49 km/h(Thibaut Pinot)