Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The 2014 'Subiendo como una moto' awards

     
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       At the end of the year, I thought that it would be interesting to do a nice "Top 10" of what I consider to be the most brutal climbing performances of the season. So here they are:

10. Tom Danielson up the Powder Mountain, during the Tour of Utah.
9. Vincenzo Nibali's ascent on Planche des Belles Filles
8. Valverde's record time on Mur de Huy
7. Rafal Majka on Risoul, from the breakaway
6. The Froome-Contador clash on Col du Beal
5. Philippe Gilbert's new record up the Cauberg
4. Quintana and Aru on the Monte Grappa mountain time trial
3. Vincenzo Nibali's ride on Hautacam
2. Alberto Contador's ascent on Puerto de Ancares
1. Alberto Contador's ascent to La Farrapona

       During the season, four new record ascents were set by the riders on the following climbs: Ca ubergMur de HuyRisoul and Port de Bales.
      After being hold by another rider for a period of two years, the title of the best climber in the world comes back on the shoulders of the Spanish champion, Alberto Contador. Even if he crashed out of the Tour de France while supposedly, being in his best form ever, he still managed to return and reach at the end of the second week of La Vuelta a Espana, the same climbing level as in his dominating years.
     The Tour de France winner, Vincenzo Nibali showed during the July race, his best ever climbing peformances, confirming the upgrade made in the Astana colours. It remains to be seen if he has any room of improvement left in the climbing department for 2015...
     While Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome and the eternal Alejandro Valverde didn't manage for different reasons, to surpass their best versions in the 2014 season , there were two young champions who made it on the scene of the best climbers in the world. The first, Fabio Aru proved that he has the endurance needed to win the biggest races in the world, unleashing a tremendous number of watts on the climbs of the third week both in Il Giro (Monte Grappa) and La Vuelta (Monte Castrove). The second, Rafal Majka, constant but not brilliant during the Giro d'Italia, managed to conquer in big style both the Alps and the Pyrenees during Le Tour. His breakaway triumphs could be placed in the same category along with the superb mountain raids of Richard Virenque, Michael Rasmussen or Emanuele Sella.
      The climbing level of the whole season can be considered superior to the level of the last two or three years. Overall, the performances seen before the 2007 season were not reached during 2014 though.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Ancares confirms Contador as the Vuelta champion




Alto de Folgueiras de Aigas
2014:9,8 km@6,6%---25:01---average speed 23.50 km/h(30 riders peloton)
2012:9,8 km@6,6%---25:55---average speed 22.69 km/h(80 riders peloton led by Saxo Bank)



Puerto de Ancares
2014:12,0 km@9,2%---38:50---average speed 18.54 km/h(Alberto Contador)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Monte Castrove, attacked at amazing speed!




Monte Castrove - first ascent
2014:6,4 km@7,3%---16:41---average speed 23.02 km/h(Alberto Losada)
                            ---16:56---average speed 22.68 km/h(Peloton)



Monte Castrove - final ascent
2014:6,4 km@7,3%---15:33---average speed 24.69 km/h(Froome-Aru)
                            ---15:40---average speed 24.51 km/h(Contador-Valverde-Rodriguez)

Monday, 8 September 2014

Alberto Contador shows his best level on Farrapona!




Alto de la Cobertoria
2014:9,6 km@8,9%---34:28---average speed 16.71 km/h(Fabian Cancellara)
                            ---34:54---average speed 16.50 km/h(60 riders peloton)



Puerto de San Lorenzo
2014:11,2 km@8,0%---33:56---average speed 19.80 km/h(25 riders peloton)
2011:11,2 km@8,0%---32:41---average speed 20.56 km/h(Intxausti-Bruseghin)
                              ---32:51---average speed 20.46 km/h(Daniel Moreno)
                              ---33:04---average speed 20.32 km/h(30 riders peloton)



La Farrapona
2014:6,1 km@9,0%---17:43---average speed 20.66 km/h(Alberto Contador)
2011:6,1 km@9,0%---18:39---average speed 19.62 km/h(Juan Jose Cobo)
                             ---19:17---average speed 18.98 km/h(Rein Taaramae)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

No big changes in the Top 100 Lagos de Covadonga

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 1.  2005: 32:22 Gilberto Simoni 22.62 km/h
 2.  2005: 32:27 Carlos Sastre 22.56 km/h
 3.  2000: 32:29 Roberto Heras 22.53 km/h
 4.  2005: 32:34 Denis Menchov 22.48 km/h
 5.  2005: 32:34 Roberto Heras 22.48 km/h
 6.  2005: 33:01 Miguel Angel Perdiguero 22.17 km/h
 7.  2005: 33:01 Oscar Sevilla 22.17 km/h
 8.  2000: 33:04 Carlos Sastre 22.14 km/h
 9.  2005: 33:06 Santos Gonzalez 22.11 km/h
 10. 2007: 33:15 Leonardo Piepoli 22.02 km/h
 11. 2007: 33:15 Denis Menchov 22.02 km/h
 12. 2007: 33:15 Carlos Sastre 22.02 km/h
 13. 2001: 33:21 Juan Miguel Mercado 21.95 km/h
 14. 2005: 33:26 Francisco Mancebo 21.89 km/h
 15. 2000: 33:27 Óscar Sevilla 21.88 km/h
 16. 2000: 33:29 Santos Gonzalez 21.86 km/h
 17. 2000: 33:31 Roberto Laiseka 21.84 km/h
 18. 2005: 33:35 Eladio Jimenez 21.80 km/h
 19. 2007: 33:37 Cadel Evans 21.77 km/h
 20. 2012: 33:41 Alejandro Valverde 21.73 km/h
 21. 2012: 33:41 Joaquim Rodriguez 21.73 km/h
 22. 2012: 33:41 Alberto Contador 21.73 km/h
 23. 2000: 33:43 Raimundas Rumsas 21.71 km/h
 24. 2000: 33:44 Angel Casero 21.70 km/h
 25. 2000: 33:44 Igor González de Galdeano 21.70 km/h
 26. 2000: 33:44 Pavel Tonkov 21.70 km/h
 27. 2000: 33:48 Txema Del Olmo 21.66 km/h
 28. 2005: 33:52 Samuel Sanchez 21.61 km/h
 29. 2001: 33:54 Oscar Sevilla 21.59 km/h
 30. 2012: 33:54 Nairo Quintana 21.59 km/h
 31. 2012: 34:04 Igor Anton 21.49 km/h
 32. 2000: 34:05 Richard Virenque 21.48 km/h
 33. 2014: 34:05 Alejandro Valverde 21.48 km/h
 34. 2014: 34:05 Joaquim Rodriguez 21.48 km/h
 35. 2007: 34:06 Manuel Beltrán 21.47 km/h
 36. 2007: 34:06 Oscar Pereiro Sio 21.47 km/h
 37. 2014: 34:10 Alberto Contador 21.42 km/h
 38. 2010: 34:11 Ezequiel Mosquera 21.41 km/h
 39. 2005: 34:16 Roberto Laiseka 21.36 km/h
 40. 2012: 34:16 Tomasz Marczynski 21.36 km/h
 41. 2012: 34:16 Robert Gesink 21.36 km/h
 42. 2012: 34:16 Winner Anacona 21.36 km/h
 43. 2012: 34:16 Andrew Talansky 21.36 km/h
 44. 2012: 34:16 Bart De Clercq 21.36 km/h
 45. 2012: 34:16 Przemyslaw Niemiec 21.36 km/h
 46. 2012: 34:16 Daniel Moreno 21.36 km/h
 47. 2012: 34:16 Christopher Froome 21.36 km/h
 48. 2012: 34:16 Benat Intxausti 21.36 km/h
 49. 2014: 34:17 Fabio Aru 21.35 km/h
 50. 2014: 34:17 Christopher Froome 21.35 km/h
 51. 2005: 34:18 Ruben Plaza 21.34 km/h
 52. 2001: 34:19 Joseba Beloki 21.33 km/h
 53. 2012: 34:20 Gorka Verdugo 21.32 km/h
 54. 2010: 34:22 Vincenzo Nibali 21.30 km/h
 55. 2010: 34:22 Peter Velits 21.30 km/h
 56. 2010: 34:22 Joaquim Rodriguez 21.30 km/h
 57. 2007: 34:23 Vladimir Efimkin 21.29 km/h
 58. 2012: 34:24 Laurens Ten Dam 21.28 km/h
 59. 2014: 34:28 Daniel Martin 21.24 km/h
 60. 2007: 34:32 José Ángel Gómez Marchante 21.20 km/h
 61. 2005: 34:36 Tom Danielson 21.16 km/h
 62. 2001: 34:38 Jose María Jimenez 21.14 km/h
 63. 2005: 34:38 Oscar Pereiro 21.14 km/h
 64. 2007: 34:38 Samuel Sánchez 21.14 km/h
 65. 2007: 34:39 Igor Antón 21.13 km/h
 66. 2005: 34:40 Carlos Garcia Quesada 21.12 km/h
 67. 2010: 34:41 Tom Danielson 21.11 km/h
 68. 2001: 34:42 José Luis Rubiera 21.10 km/h
 69. 2001: 34:42 David Plaza 21.10 km/h
 70. 2001: 34:42 Manuel Beltran 21.10 km/h
 71. 2001: 34:42 Angel Casero 21.10 km/h
 72. 2001: 34:42 Roberto Heras 21.10 km/h
 73. 2001: 34:42 Fernando Escartin 21.10 km/h
 74. 2001: 34:42 Aitor Osa 21.10 km/h
 75. 2001: 34:42 Roberto Laiseka 21.10 km/h
 76. 2012: 34:42 Rigoberto Uran 21.10 km/h
 77. 2014: 34:44 Warren Barguil 21.07 km/h
 78. 2000: 34:45 Fernando Escartín 21.06 km/h
 79. 2005: 34:55 Iñigo Cuesta 20.96 km/h
 80. 2001: 34:58 Iban Mayo 20.93 km/h
 81. 2007: 34:58 Josep Jufré 20.93 km/h
 82. 2010: 34:58 Nicolas Roche 20.93 km/h
 83. 2010: 34:58 Frank Schleck 20.93 km/h
 84. 2012: 34:58 Rinaldo Nocentini 20.93 km/h
 85. 2010: 34:59 Carlos Sastre 20.92 km/h
 86. 2014: 35:00 Rigoberto Uran 20.91 km/h
 87. 2014: 35:00 Giampaolo Caruso 20.91 km/h
 88. 2000: 35:01 Haimar Zubeldia 20.90 km/h
 89. 2000: 35:02 Andrei Zintchenko 20.89 km/h
 90. 2007: 35:06 Vladimir Karpets 20.85 km/h
 91. 2000: 35:07 Oscar Camenzind 20.84 km/h
 92. 2000: 35:07 José Luis Rubiera 20.84 km/h
 93. 2000: 35:07 Marco Magnani 20.84 km/h
 94. 2000: 35:07 Wladimir Belli 20.84 km/h
 95. 2014: 35:07 Robert Gesink 20.84 km/h
 96. 2014: 35:07 Daniel Moreno 20.84 km/h
 97. 2007: 35:11 Sylvester Szmyd 20.81 km/h
 98. 2012: 35:11 Maxime Monfort 20.81 km/h
 99. 2012: 35:11 Nicolas Roche 20.81 km/h
 100.2000: 35:16 Alberto Lopez de Munain 20.76 km/h

Another tactical, slow ascent to Los Lagos de Covadonga




Lagos de Covadonga
2014:12,2 km@7,0%---34:05---average speed 21.48 km/h(Valverde-Rodriguez)
                              ---37:40---average speed 19.43 km/h(Przemyslaw Niemiec)
2012:12,2 km@7,0%---33:41---average speed 21.73 km/h(Valverde-Rodriguez-Contador)
                              ---35:55---average speed 20.38 km/h(Antonio Piedra)
2010:12,2 km@7,0%---34:11---average speed 21.41 km/h(Ezequiel Mosquera)
                              ---37:21---average speed 19.60 km/h(Carlos Barredo)
2007:12,2 km@7,0%---33:15---average speed 22.02 km/h(Piepoli-Menchov-Sastre)
                              ---34:23---average speed 21.29 km/h(Vladimir Efimkin)
2005:12,2 km@7,0%---32:22---average speed 22.62 km/h(Gilberto Simoni)
                              ---33:35---average speed 21.80 km/h(Eladio Jimenez)
2001:12,2 km@7,0%---33:21---average speed 21.95 km/h(Juan Miguel Mercado)
2000:12,2 km@7,0%---32:29---average speed 22.53 km/h(Roberto Heras)
                              ---35:02---average speed 20.89 km/h(Andrei Zintchenko)
1997:12,8 km@7,0%---33:47---average speed 22.73 km/h(Pavel Tonkov)-RECORD
1996:12,8 km@7,0%---34:20---average speed 22.37 km/h(Jalabert-Zulle)
1989:12,5 km@7,2%---38:21---average speed 19.56 km/h(Oscar de Jesus Vargas)
                              ---38:36---average speed 19.43 km/h(Alvaro Pino)
1985:12,5 km@7,2%---39:27---average speed 19.01 km/h(Pedro Delgado)

Important mention:
Until the year 2000, the finish line was placed at the end of an another local road, the riders racing a different, more difficult last kilometer.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Froome gets better on the insane gradients!




La Camperona
2014:2,9 km@14,0%---12:08---average speed 14.34 km/h(Christopher Froome)
                              ---13:24---average speed 12.99 km/h(Ryder Hesjedal)

Top 100 Lagos de Covadonga: Miraculous speed!


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 1.  2005: 32:22 Gilberto Simoni 22.62 km/h
 2.  2005: 32:27 Carlos Sastre 22.56 km/h
 3.  2000: 32:29 Roberto Heras 22.53 km/h
 4.  2005: 32:34 Denis Menchov 22.48 km/h
 5.  2005: 32:34 Roberto Heras 22.48 km/h
 6.  2005: 33:01 Miguel Angel Perdiguero 22.17 km/h
 7.  2005: 33:01 Oscar Sevilla 22.17 km/h
 8.  2000: 33:04 Carlos Sastre 22.14 km/h
 9.  2005: 33:06 Santos Gonzalez 22.11 km/h
 10. 2007: 33:15 Leonardo Piepoli 22.02 km/h
 11. 2007: 33:15 Denis Menchov 22.02 km/h
 12. 2007: 33:15 Carlos Sastre 22.02 km/h
 13. 2001: 33:21 Juan Miguel Mercado 21.95 km/h
 14. 2005: 33:26 Francisco Mancebo 21.89 km/h
 15. 2000: 33:27 Óscar Sevilla 21.88 km/h
 16. 2000: 33:29 Santos Gonzalez 21.86 km/h
 17. 2000: 33:31 Roberto Laiseka 21.84 km/h
 18. 2005: 33:35 Eladio Jimenez 21.80 km/h
 19. 2007: 33:37 Cadel Evans 21.77 km/h
 20. 2012: 33:41 Alejandro Valverde 21.73 km/h
 21. 2012: 33:41 Joaquim Rodriguez 21.73 km/h
 22. 2012: 33:41 Alberto Contador 21.73 km/h
 23. 2000: 33:43 Raimundas Rumsas 21.71 km/h
 24. 2000: 33:44 Angel Casero 21.70 km/h
 25. 2000: 33:44 Igor González de Galdeano 21.70 km/h
 26. 2000: 33:44 Pavel Tonkov 21.70 km/h
 27. 2000: 33:48 Txema Del Olmo 21.66 km/h
 28. 2005: 33:52 Samuel Sanchez 21.61 km/h
 29. 2001: 33:54 Oscar Sevilla 21.59 km/h
 30. 2012: 33:54 Nairo Quintana 21.59 km/h
 31. 2012: 34:04 Igor Anton 21.49 km/h
 32. 2000: 34:05 Richard Virenque 21.48 km/h
 33. 2007: 34:06 Manuel Beltrán 21.47 km/h
 34. 2007: 34:06 Oscar Pereiro Sio 21.47 km/h
 35. 2010: 34:11 Ezequiel Mosquera 21.41 km/h
 36. 2005: 34:16 Roberto Laiseka 21.36 km/h
 37. 2012: 34:16 Tomasz Marczynski 21.36 km/h
 38. 2012: 34:16 Robert Gesink 21.36 km/h
 39. 2012: 34:16 Winner Anacona 21.36 km/h
 40. 2012: 34:16 Andrew Talansky 21.36 km/h
 41. 2012: 34:16 Bart De Clercq 21.36 km/h
 42. 2012: 34:16 Przemyslaw Niemiec 21.36 km/h
 43. 2012: 34:16 Daniel Moreno 21.36 km/h
 44. 2012: 34:16 Christopher Froome 21.36 km/h
 45. 2012: 34:16 Benat Intxausti 21.36 km/h
 46. 2005: 34:18 Ruben Plaza 21.34 km/h
 47. 2001: 34:19 Joseba Beloki 21.33 km/h
 48. 2012: 34:20 Gorka Verdugo 21.32 km/h
 49. 2010: 34:22 Vincenzo Nibali 21.30 km/h
 50. 2010: 34:22 Peter Velits 21.30 km/h
 51. 2010: 34:22 Joaquim Rodriguez 21.30 km/h
 52. 2007: 34:23 Vladimir Efimkin 21.29 km/h
 53. 2012: 34:24 Laurens Ten Dam 21.28 km/h
 54. 2007: 34:32 José Ángel Gómez Marchante 21.20 km/h
 55. 2005: 34:36 Tom Danielson 21.16 km/h
 56. 2001: 34:38 Jose María Jimenez 21.14 km/h
 57. 2005: 34:38 Oscar Pereiro 21.14 km/h
 58. 2007: 34:38 Samuel Sánchez 21.14 km/h
 59. 2007: 34:39 Igor Antón 21.13 km/h
 60. 2005: 34:40 Carlos Garcia Quesada 21.12 km/h
 61. 2010: 34:41 Tom Danielson 21.11 km/h
 62. 2001: 34:42 José Luis Rubiera 21.10 km/h
 63. 2001: 34:42 David Plaza 21.10 km/h
 64. 2001: 34:42 Manuel Beltran 21.10 km/h
 65. 2001: 34:42 Angel Casero 21.10 km/h
 66. 2001: 34:42 Roberto Heras 21.10 km/h
 67. 2001: 34:42 Fernando Escartin 21.10 km/h
 68. 2001: 34:42 Aitor Osa 21.10 km/h
 69. 2001: 34:42 Roberto Laiseka 21.10 km/h
 70. 2012: 34:42 Rigoberto Uran 21.10 km/h
 71. 2000: 34:45 Fernando Escartín 21.06 km/h
 72. 2005: 34:55 Iñigo Cuesta 20.96 km/h
 73. 2001: 34:58 Iban Mayo 20.93 km/h
 74. 2007: 34:58 Josep Jufré 20.93 km/h
 75. 2010: 34:58 Nicolas Roche 20.93 km/h
 76. 2010: 34:58 Frank Schleck 20.93 km/h
 77. 2012: 34:58 Rinaldo Nocentini 20.93 km/h
 78. 2010: 34:59 Carlos Sastre 20.92 km/h
 79. 2000: 35:01 Haimar Zubeldia 20.90 km/h
 80. 2000: 35:02 Andrei Zintchenko 20.89 km/h
 81. 2007: 35:06 Vladimir Karpets 20.85 km/h
 82. 2000: 35:07 Oscar Camenzind 20.84 km/h
 83. 2000: 35:07 José Luis Rubiera 20.84 km/h
 84. 2000: 35:07 Marco Magnani 20.84 km/h
 85. 2000: 35:07 Wladimir Belli 20.84 km/h
 86. 2007: 35:11 Sylvester Szmyd 20.81 km/h
 87. 2012: 35:11 Maxime Monfort 20.81 km/h
 88. 2012: 35:11 Nicolas Roche 20.81 km/h
 89. 2000: 35:16 Alberto Lopez de Munain 20.76 km/h
 90. 2005: 35:16 Mauricio Ardila 20.76 km/h
 91. 2005: 35:17 Juan Miguel Mercado 20.75 km/h
 92. 2005: 35:17 Javier Pascual Rodriguez 20.75 km/h
 93. 2012: 35:17 Marcos Garcia 20.75 km/h
 94. 2007: 35:18 Xabier Zandio 20.74 km/h
 95. 2005: 35:19 Joan Horrach 20.73 km/h
 96. 2005: 35:19 Daniel Atienza 20.73 km/h
 97. 2007: 35:20 Luis Perez 20.72 km/h
 98. 2005: 35:21 Aitor Gonzalez 20.71 km/h
 99. 2010: 35:22 David Moncoutie 20.70 km/h
 100.2005: 35:23 Koos Moerenhout 20.69 km/h



Important mention:
This "Top 100" contains only the ascents after the year 2000, when the Vuelta organizers choosed a new finish line, placed on another local road. The absolute record of speed on Lagos de Covadonga is owned by Pavel Tonkov, in 1997.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Time ascents on Lagos de Covadonga, Vuelta's sanctuary




Lagos de Covadonga
2012:12,2 km@7,0%---33:41---average speed 21.73 km/h(Valverde-Rodriguez-Contador)
                              ---35:55---average speed 20.38 km/h(Antonio Piedra)
2010:12,2 km@7,0%---34:11---average speed 21.41 km/h(Ezequiel Mosquera)
                              ---37:21---average speed 19.60 km/h(Carlos Barredo)
2007:12,2 km@7,0%---33:15---average speed 22.02 km/h(Piepoli-Menchov-Sastre)
                              ---34:23---average speed 21.29 km/h(Vladimir Efimkin)
2005:12,2 km@7,0%---32:22---average speed 22.62 km/h(Gilberto Simoni)
                              ---33:35---average speed 21.80 km/h(Eladio Jimenez)
2001:12,2 km@7,0%---33:21---average speed 21.95 km/h(Juan Miguel Mercado)
2000:12,2 km@7,0%---32:29---average speed 22.53 km/h(Roberto Heras)
                              ---35:02---average speed 20.89 km/h(Andrei Zintchenko)
1997:12,8 km@7,0%---33:47---average speed 22.73 km/h(Pavel Tonkov)-RECORD
1996:12,8 km@7,0%---34:20---average speed 22.37 km/h(Jalabert-Zulle)
1989:12,5 km@7,2%---38:21---average speed 19.56 km/h(Oscar de Jesus Vargas)
                              ---38:36---average speed 19.43 km/h(Alvaro Pino)
1985:12,5 km@7,2%---39:27---average speed 19.01 km/h(Pedro Delgado)



Important mention:
Until the year 2000, the finish line was placed at the end of an another local road, the riders racing a different, more difficult last kilometer.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

September 21st, 1997: Pavel Tonkov is the Tsar of Los Lagos!


          The already mythical ascent by then, the climb to Lagos de Covadonga made its appearance in the stage 15 of this edition of La Vuelta a Espana. The difficulties on the road from Oviedo, as always weren't important with only Mirador del Fito as the only other climb on the 160 kilometers route. The overall GC was lead, as it was the norm in the 90's, by a Swiss, the defending champion, Alex Zulle. A fierce battle was on the horizon for the other two podium places though, between Festina's Laurent Dufaux and Kelme's climbing goat, Fernando Escartin.
         After passing Hospederia del Peregrino, on the first ramp, Kelme starts to play their beautiful tactics. Juan Carlos Dominguez attacks from the gun. Helped by the awful weather, he soon disappears in the fog. When the gap reaches 30 seconds, Fernando Escartin launches a blistering attack from behind. On the fresh  asphalt road, dancing in the rain, the Kelme leader catches quickly his domestique sent up front to help him. The ONCE team doesn't allow to the duo an advantage bigger than half a minute. On the first meters of the most difficult part of the climb, La Huesera, Escartin goes on his own. In the same time, Laurent Dufaux is dropped, asphyxiated by Jalabert's insane rhythm. This all uphill first part of the climb is raced at an amazing speed, Fernando averaging around 6.8 w/kg for 21 minutes. Obviously not enough because he slightly manages to gain fifteen seconds on a super select group of four: Jose Maria Jimenez, Laurent Jalabert, Alex Zulle and Pavel Tonkov. In the last three kilometers, the Russian leaves the ONCE riders and goes for the victory, passing like a motorbike poor Escartin. It was the second stage win in three days for Tonkov who will abandon a day later in order to meet his newborn son.
         With this performance on such a mythical mountain, Pavel Tonkov's place in the climbers hall of fame of the cycling's modern age is guaranteed. It's the fastest ever recorded ascent on Lagos de Covadonga and it might take some time to see this record beaten...

Lagos de Covadonga
1997:12,8 km@7,0%---33:47---average speed 22.73 km/h(Pavel Tonkov)-RECORD

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Vuelta favourites can't beat Heras's record on Valdelinares




Valdelinares
2014:9,7 km@6,0%---23:05---average speed 25.21 km/h(Contador-Rodriguez-Quintana)
                            ---25:31---average speed 22.81 km/h(Winner Anacona)
2005:9,7 km@6,0%---22:27---average speed 25.92 km/h(Roberto Heras)-RECORD
                            ---22:40---average speed 25.68 km/h(Denis Menchov)
                            ---22:55---average speed 25.40 km/h(David Blanco)
                            ---23:09---average speed 25.14 km/h(Carlos Garcia Quesada)

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Cumbres Verdes opens the festival in Spain




Cumbres Verdes
2014:4,1 km@10,2%---13:02---average speed 18.87 km/h (Valverde-Froome-Contador)

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


© ASO/G.Demouveaux


 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!

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               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


© AFP/Yuzuru Sunada

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)



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(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(25 riders 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)
1999:9,8 km@7,7%---27:17---average speed 21.55 km/h(Escartin-Dufaux)
                             ---27:27---average speed 21.42 km/h(Francisco Tomas Garcia)
                             ---29:07---average speed 20.19 km/h(20 riders peloton)
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(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(30 riders peloton)
2005:7,5 km@8,3%---21:38---average speed 20.80 km/h(Ullrich-Basso-Armstrong)-RECORD                                      ---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%---21:52---average speed 20.58 km/h(Fernando Escartin)
                             ---22:29---average speed 20.01 km/h(Armstrong-Zulle)
                             ---23:03---average speed 19.52 km/h(Dufaux-Peron)
                             ---23:06---average speed 19.48 km/h(Virenque-Belli-Casero-Nardello)
                             ---23:47---average speed 18.92 km/h(M.Serrano-Olano-Beltran-Hamilton-Mancebo-R.Meier)
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)
                         



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

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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

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            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