Sunday, 22 March 2015

The sprinters, undisturbed by Cipressa and Poggio

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Cipressa
2015:5,7 km@4,1%---10:14---average speed 33.42 km/h(80 riders peloton)
2014:5,7 km@4,1%---10:30---average speed 32.57 km/h(Vincenzo Nibali)
2013:5,7 km@4,1%---10:49---average speed 31.62 km/h(Pozzato-Gilbert-30 riders group)
2012:5,7 km@4,1%---10:20---average speed 33.10 km/h(Hoogerland-Vila)
2011:5,7 km@4,1%---9:47---average speed  34.96 km/h(Michele Scarponi)
2010:5,7 km@4,1%---10:05---average speed 33.92 km/h(Lampre led peloton)
2009:5,7 km@4,1%---9:45---average speed 35.08 km/h(Basso-Nibali-Rebellin-30 riders group)
2008:5,7 km@4,1%---10:08---average speed 33.75 km/h(Bettini-Rebellin-Lovkvist-Axelsson)
2007:5,7 km@4,1%---9:56---average speed 34.43 km/h(Pellizotti-Moletta-Popovych)
2006:5,7 km@4,1%---9:55---average speed 34.49 km/h(60+ riders peloton)
2005:5,7 km@4,1%---9:57---average speed 34.37 km/h(Fassa Bortolo 100+ riders led peloton)
2004:5,7 km@4,1%---10:01---average speed 34.14 km/h(100+riders peloton)
2003:5,7 km@4,1%---9:55---average speed 34.49 km/h(Bettini-Rebellin-Vinokourov-Freire)
2002:5,7 km@4,1%---10:24---average speed 32.88 km/h(Kivilev-I.Gutierrez)
2001:5,7 km@4,1%---9:35---average speed 35.69 km/h(Francesco Casagrande)
2000:5,7 km@4,1%---9:50---average speed  34.78 km/h(Bartoli-Dominguez)(source:Davide Cassani)
1999:5,7 km@4,1%---9:37---average speed  35.56 km/h(Marco Pantani)(source:Davide Cassani)
1998:5,7 km@4,1%---9:38---average speed 35.50 km/h(Hamburger-Elli-80+ riders peloton)
1997:5,7 km@4,1%---9:42---average speed 35.26 km/h(Stefano Della Santa)
1996:5,7 km@4,1%---9:19---average speed 36.71 km/h(Colombo-Gontchenkov)-RECORD
1993:5,7 km@4,1%---10:04---average speed 33.97 km/h(Bontempi-Fondriest-Armstrong-120 riders peloton)
1992:5,7 km@4,1%---10:05---average speed 33.92 km/h(Raul Alcala)
1989:5,7 km@4,1%---10:30---average speed 32.57 km/h(PDM 40+ riders led peloton)
1987:5,7 km@4,1%---11:22---average speed 30.09 km/h(Erich Maechler)
1984:5,7 km@4,1%---10:57---average speed 31.23 km/h(60 riders peloton)

© Tim De Waele
Poggio
2015:3,7 km@3,9%---6:26---average speed 34.51 km/h(Van Avermaet-30 riders peloton)
2014:3,7 km@3,9%---6:50---average speed 32.49 km/h(30 riders peloton)
2013:3,7 km@3,9%---6:48---average speed 32.65 km/h(Cancellara-Sagan-Ciolek-Paolini-Pozzato)
2012:3,7 km@3,9%---6:33---average speed 33.89 km/h(Cancellara-Gerrans-Nibali)
2011:3,7 km@3,9%---6:25---average speed 34.60 km/h(Nibali-Cancellara)
2010:3,7 km@3,9%---6:14---average speed 35.61 km/h(Pozzato-Gilbert)
2009:3,7 km@3,9%---6:04---average speed 36.59 km/h(Filippo Pozzato)
2008:3,7 km@3,9%---6:07---average speed 36.29 km/h(Philippe Gilbert)
2007:3,7 km@3,9%---6:13---average speed 35.71 km/h(Gilbert-Ricco)
2006:3,7 km@3,9%---6:11---average speed 35.90 km/h(Ballan-Pozzato)
2005:3,7 km@3,9%---6:04---average speed 36.59 km/h(Pellizotti-Rebellin-Kirchen-Celestino-Merckx)
2004:3,7 km@3,9%---6:27---average speed 34.42 km/h(Bettini-Vicioso-S.Sanchez-Celestino-100+ riders peloton)
2003:3,7 km@3,9%---6:17---average speed 35.33 km/h(Paolini-Celestino-Bettini-Di Luca)
2002:3,7 km@3,9%---6:15---average speed 35.52 km/h(Paolo Bettini)
2001:3,7 km@3,9%---6:02---average speed 36.80 km/h(Rebellin-Bartoli-Colombo-Van Petegem-Petito)
2000:3,7 km@3,9%---5:56---average speed 37.42 km/h(Rebellin-Van Petegem-Tchmil)
1999:3,7 km@3,9%---6:04---average speed 36.59 km/h(Gabriele Colombo)
1998:3,7 km@3,9%---5:51---average speed 37.95 km/h(Alberto Elli)
1997:3,7 km@3,9%---6:03---average speed 36.69 km/h(Bartoli-Museeuw-Ferigato)
1996:3,7 km@3,9%---6:27---average speed 34.42 km/h(Colombo-Gontchenkov-Coppolillo-Sciandri)
                            ---6:10---average speed 36.00 km/h(Favourites group)
1995:3,7 km@3,9%---5:46---average speed 38.50 km/h(Fondriest-Jalabert)-RECORD
1994:3,7 km@3,9%---6:01---average speed 36.90 km/h(Giorgio Furlan)
1993:3,7 km@3,9%---6:07---average speed 36.29 km/h(Maurizio Fondriest)
1992:3,7 km@3,9%---6:07---average speed 36.29 km/h(Moreno Argentin)
1991:3,7 km@3,9%---6:57---average speed 31.94 km/h(Claudio Chiappucci)
1990:3,7 km@3,9%---7:02---average speed 31.56 km/h(Gianni Bugno)
1989:3,7 km@3,9%---6:48---average speed 32.65 km/h(Laurent Fignon)
1987:3,7 km@3,9%---6:48---average speed 32.65 km/h(Erich Maechler)
                            ---6:31---average speed 34.07 km/h(Kelly-Vanderaerden-30 riders group)
1984:3,7 km@3,9%---6:58---average speed 31.87 km/h(Roche-Madiot)
1982:3,7 km@3,9%---8:06---average speed 27.41 km/h(Gomez-Bondue)
1979:3,7 km@3,9%---7:08---average speed 31.12 km/h(Raas-Vandenbroucke-Willems)

Friday, 20 March 2015

March 23th, 1996: Colombo & Gontchenkov sprint to Cipressa record!



         The honour of getting first on the famous right corner, the start of la Cipressa, belonged to the
Roslotto team. But after only some meters in, Frattini and Berzin started to make the race for Gewiss. And they didn't mess around, putting the whole peloton in one big line and in a hell of pain. MG's Jaermann paced it even faster, everyone having to break hard in the corners at this point.
Surely, the pace was too high for an attack, wasn't it? Apparently no because Gabriele Colombo(Gewiss), riding an insane gear,blasted through the motorbikes and immediately put a good gap on the peloton. Only Alexander Gontchenkov(Roslotto) managed somehow to catch him. Claudio Di Benedetto, reporting live from a TV motorbike is almost shocked by the surreal speed: " The speed is impressive...On the first ramps, they did 40 km/h. Now with the attack, they reached 50 km/h..."
        Colombo didn't even ask any help from Gontchenkov to the top, where they had under 10 seconds on a 20 riders group. But with their brave, monstrous long range attack they definitely achieved to tire out the peloton. So besides setting the record speed on Cipressa, they also managed to finish on Via Roma... first and second!

1996:5,7 km@4,1%---9:19---average speed 36.71 km/h(Colombo-Gontchenkov)-RECORD

Monday, 16 March 2015

Terminillo: Quintana solo in the snow!

© Bettini
Monte Terminillo
2015:15,1 km@7,5%---41:23---average speed 21.89 km/h(Nairo Quintana)
2010:15,1 km@7,5%---42:38---average speed 21.25 km/h(Xavier Tondo)
                              ---43:57---average speed 20.61 km/h(Chris Anker Sorensen)                      
2003:15,1 km@7,5%---40:27---average speed 22.40 km/h(Garzelli-Simoni)

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Porte, the master of the super windy Col d'Eze

© Graham Watson
Col d'Eze
2015:9,6 km@4,7%---20:18---average speed 28.37 km/h(Richie Porte)
2013:9,6 km@4,7%---19:16---average speed 29.90 km/h(Richie Porte)
2012:9,6 km@4,7%---19:12---average speed 30.00 km/h(Bradley Wiggins)
2001:9,6 km@4,7%---19:15---average speed 29.92 km/h(Dario Frigo)
2000:9,6 km@4,7%---19:28---average speed 29.59 km/h(Andreas Kloden)
1989:9,6 km@4,7%---19:47---average speed 29.12 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1988:9,6 km@4,7%---20:06---average speed 28.66 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1987:9,6 km@4,7%---19:42---average speed 29.24 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1986:9,6 km@4,7%---19:40---average speed 29.29 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1985:9,6 km@4,7%---20:47---average speed 27.71 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1984:9,6 km@4,7%---20:36---average speed 27.96 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1983:9,6 km@4,7%---20:15---average speed 28.44 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1982:9,6 km@4,7%---20:45---average speed 27.76 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1981:9,6 km@4,7%---21:04---average speed 27.34 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1980:9,6 km@4,7%---20:23---average speed 28.26 km/h(Gerrie Knetemann)
1979:9,6 km@4,7%---21:17---average speed 27.06 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1978:9,6 km@4,7%---20:09---average speed 28.59 km/h(Gerrie Knetemann)
1976:9,6 km@4,7%---20:46---average speed 27.74 km/h(Michel Laurent)
1975:9,6 km@4,7%---20:54---average speed 27.56 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1974:9,6 km@4,7%---20:34---average speed 28.01 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1973:9,6 km@4,7%---20:41---average speed 27.85 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1972:9,6 km@4,7%---19:59---average speed 28.82 km/h(Raymond Poulidor)
1971:9,6 km@4,7%---20:39---average speed 27.89 km/h(Eddy Merckx)
1970:9,6 km@4,7%---20:09---average speed 28.59 km/h(Eddy Merckx)
1969:9,6 km@4,7%---20:35---average speed 27.98 km/h(Eddy Merckx)


          Important mention:
Since 1990 to 1995, the Col d'Eze time trial's distance was changed, additional flat kilometers before the final ascent being added. Because of this and lack of information, the time ascents from that period can only be approximated. The all-time record though should belong to the Swiss Tony Rominger with a time around 18:30-18:40 for the 9,6 kms of ascent in 1994.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Missiles over Col d'Eze!

© Cycling Weekly

1.  2012: 19:12 Bradley Wiggins
2.  2012: 19:14 Lieuwe Westra
3.  2001: 19:15 Dario Frigo
4.  2007: 19:15 Alberto Contador
5.  2013: 19:16 Richie Porte
6.  2000: 19:28 Andreas Kloden
7.  2013: 19:39 Andrew Talansky
8.  1986: 19:40 Sean Kelly
9.  1987: 19:42 Stephen Roche
10.  2001: 19:42 Raimondas Rumsas


© Cyclingnews
11. 2013: 19:43 Nairo Quintana
12. 2000: 19:45 Laurent Brochard
13. 2012: 19:45 Jean-Christophe Peraud
14. 1989: 19:47 Stephen Roche
15. 2013: 19:48 Jean-Christophe Peraud
16. 2000: 19:51 Jonathan Vaughters
17. 1987: 19:52 Sean Kelly
18. 2000: 19:53 Dario Frigo
19. 1986: 19:54 Jean-Francois Bernard
20. 2000: 19:55 Wladimir Belli
21. 2001: 19:56 Jose Azevedo
22. 2000: 19:57 Alexandre Vinokourov
23. 2001: 19:58 David Moncoutie
24. 1972: 19:59 Raymond Poulidor
25. 2001: 19:59 Marcellino Garcia

© Presse Sports
Important mentions:
       This is not an all-time top, the time ascents of the 90's not being included.
Since 1990 to 1995, the Col d'Eze time trial's distance was changed, additional flat kilometers before the final ascent being added. Because of this and lack of information, the time ascents from that period can only be approximated. The all-time record though should belong to the Swiss, Tony Rominger with a time around 18:30-18:40 for the 9,6 kms of ascent in 1994.
       The 2007 ascent took place in a road stage and not during an individual time trial.

Col d'Eze: Time-trialing through history

© fricius                                     
Col d'Eze
2013:9,6 km@4,7%---19:16---average speed 29.90 km/h(Richie Porte)
2012:9,6 km@4,7%---19:12---average speed 30.00 km/h(Bradley Wiggins)


© James Startt
2001:9,6 km@4,7%---19:15---average speed 29.92 km/h(Dario Frigo)
2000:9,6 km@4,7%---19:28---average speed 29.59 km/h(Andreas Kloden)
1989:9,6 km@4,7%---19:47---average speed 29.12 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1988:9,6 km@4,7%---20:06---average speed 28.66 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1987:9,6 km@4,7%---19:42---average speed 29.24 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1986:9,6 km@4,7%---19:40---average speed 29.29 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1985:9,6 km@4,7%---20:47---average speed 27.71 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1984:9,6 km@4,7%---20:36---average speed 27.96 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1983:9,6 km@4,7%---20:15---average speed 28.44 km/h(Sean Kelly)
1982:9,6 km@4,7%---20:45---average speed 27.76 km/h(Sean Kelly)

© INPHO/Billy Stickland
1981:9,6 km@4,7%---21:04---average speed 27.34 km/h(Stephen Roche)
1980:9,6 km@4,7%---20:23---average speed 28.26 km/h(Gerrie Knetemann)
1979:9,6 km@4,7%---21:17---average speed 27.06 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1978:9,6 km@4,7%---20:09---average speed 28.59 km/h(Gerrie Knetemann)
1976:9,6 km@4,7%---20:46---average speed 27.74 km/h(Michel Laurent)
1975:9,6 km@4,7%---20:54---average speed 27.56 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1974:9,6 km@4,7%---20:34---average speed 28.01 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1973:9,6 km@4,7%---20:41---average speed 27.85 km/h(Joop Zoetemelk)
1972:9,6 km@4,7%---19:59---average speed 28.82 km/h(Raymond Poulidor)
1971:9,6 km@4,7%---20:39---average speed 27.89 km/h(Eddy Merckx)
1970:9,6 km@4,7%---20:09---average speed 28.59 km/h(Eddy Merckx)
1969:9,6 km@4,7%---20:35---average speed 27.98 km/h(Eddy Merckx)

© Walter Vermeulen
          Important mention:
Since 1990 to 1995, the Col d'Eze time trial's distance was changed, additional flat kilometers before the final ascent being added. Because of this and lack of information, the time ascents from that period can only be approximated. The all-time record though should belong to the Swiss Tony Rominger with a time around 18:30-18:40 for the 9,6 kms of ascent in 1994.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Team Sky 1-2, bloody fast on Croix de Chaubouret!

Col de la Croix de Chaubouret
2015:10,1 km@6,7%---24:13---average speed 25.02 km/h(Porte-Thomas)
2006:10,1 km@6,7%---26:35---average speed 22.80 km/h(Landis-Vila) (source: http://www.cyclismag.com/article.php?sid=2016)
1997:10,1 km@6,7%---23:18---average speed 26.01 km/h(Jan Ullrich)-RECORD
                       

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Christopher Froome gets revenge up Allanadas!


Allanada del Santo
2015:3,0 km@12,7%---11:41---average speed 15.41 km/h(Chris Froome)

Friday, 20 February 2015

Brutal Contador exhibition on Hazallanas!


Alto de Hazallanas
2015:7,3 km@9,6%---23:39---average speed 18.52 km/h(Alberto Contador)
                            ---23:58---average speed 18.28 km/h(Chris Froome)
2013:7,3 km@9,6%---23:22---average speed 18.74 km/h(Chris Horner)
                             ---24:10---average speed 18.12 km/h(Vincenzo Nibali)
                             ---24:24---average speed 17.95 km/h(Valverde-Basso-Rodriguez-Pinot)

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Richie Porte flattens out the Willunga Hill!


Old Willunga Hill
2015:3,6 km@7,1%---7:48---average speed 27.69 km/h(Richie Porte)
2014:3,6 km@7,1%---8:18---average speed 26.02 km/h(Richie Porte)
2013:3,6 km@7,1%---8:01---average speed 26.94 km/h(Gerrans-Slagter)
2012:3,6 km@7,1%---8:47---average speed 24.59 km/h(Valverde-Gerrans)
2011:3,6 km@7,1%---8:44---average speed 24.73 km/h(Ben Hermans)
2010:3,6 km@7,1%---8:25---average speed 25.66 km/h(Valverde-L.L.Sanchez-Evans-Sagan)