Wednesday 2 September 2015

Astonishing performance by Fabio Aru in Andorra!

Collada de Beixalis
2015:6,5 km@8,6%---20:14---average speed 19.28 km/h(Fraile-Sicard-Oliveira-Atapuma-Coppel)
                            ---20:56---average speed 18.63 km/h(30 riders peloton)

Coll d'Ordino
2015:9,8 km@7,0%---28:50---average speed 20.39 km/h(George Bennett)
                            ---30:54---average speed 19.03 km/h(Peloton)

Coll de la Rabassa
2015:13,3 km@6,9%---39:26---average speed 20.24 km/h(Peloton)

Collada de la Gallina 
2015:12,0 km@8,4%---40:30---average speed 17.78 km/h(16 riders peloton)

Alto de la Comella 
2015:4,3 km@8,0%---12:30---average speed 20.64 km/h(Pozzovivo-T. Dumoulin-Nieve-Meintjes-Torres-Rosa-L.L. Sanchez)
                            ---13:09---average speed 19.62 km/h(Aru-Quintana-Brambilla-Chaves-Majka)
                            ---13:17---average speed 19.42 km/h(Rodriguez-Valverde-D.Moreno)

Cortals d'Encamp
2015:8,7 km@8,6%---27:25---average speed 19.04 km/h(Fabio Aru)
                            ---28:05---average speed 18.59 km/h(Mikel Landa)


  1. Are you sure about the last climb's data? From a good number of different sources, I collected an altitude gain of about 762 m from the - 9 km race mark to the finish line. That would made a lot more sense.

    1. Definitely not sure about it. I've seen too a lot of different numbers. I used numbers from Google, Vuelta had the same. Very well could be wrong.

    2. The Vuelta altimetries are just horrible, I guess you noticed... Even the riders complained about them, on La Alpujarra, I think.
      However, you're doing a great work, and I often use your data for different analysis: I mean, this is not to criticise what you're doing here.
      In this case, I'd suggest using the altimetry (Raül Massabe) because it's the same that Joaquim Rodríguez used in his granfondo website (check it out on I'd say that Purito and the guys organising the granfondo know it best and probably used the available material more compatible with reality.
      You can compare it with a different altimetry by it's interesting because the data differ, but the whole altitude gain is very similar.
      Here you can find a snapshot of the official guide for cyclotourism in Andorra, produced by local authorities, and once again it's really very similar to the other ones I posted.
      Finally, a last - different again - altimetry, by A. Aznar, which confirms what we've seen until now:
      We're always around 8,5% as the avg. gradient, nowhere near the over 9% suggested by the Vuelta.
      Keep up the good work!
      Kind regards,