IL ciclismo è Vita...è Passione...è Sofferenza ma alla fine sei in vetta e nessuno può fermarti!
Sarà per ricordo o pienezza, un sogno avverato, il senso della vita.
20Km Climb of the Colle dell'Agnello. done in 1.40 at an average of 12.5Km / h, ascent with an average gradient of 8% with gradients of nearly 20%, then climbed the Sampeyre .. even this beautiful difficult; In addition there are two very long and steep descents, for someone like me who is a bit crazy you can fly but you have to be very careful especially coming down from Sampeyre because the path is narrow and technical; On the other hand, the route was 85 km and not 80.6 with a total average of 27.5. Beautiful landscapes and a nice ride.
October 19, 2020
- 03:0852.3 mi16.7 mph7,650 ft14,850 ft
I've done it!!! Climbing the Stelvio from the hardest side !!!
Impressive climb, very hard and tiring, the first section of 9.90Km. with an average gradient of 13.6% with peaks of 18-20% for long stretches ... then a false floor and go up for 10Km with an average gradient of 12.6%.
Considering only the climb, I covered 23.7 km in 2 hours and 17 minutes with an average gradient of 11% at an average of 10.40 km / h, while the whole climb of 32.3 km with an average gradient of 8.14% in 2 hours and 43 minutes to the average 11.9Km / h covering 3020 mt. of difference in level! Great company, I'm satisfied!
October 5, 2020
- 02:4132.5 mi12.1 mph6,300 ft5,375 ft
The ascent of Huez
It was wonderful, I covered 14 Km in one hour and ten minutes at an average of 12Km / h, I did a nice ride, but being there is a unique emotion!From 740 to 1850 of altitude, the climb of Alpe d’Huez measures 1091 meters in altitude in 14 kilometers. In the heart of the Romanche, Le Bourg d’Oisans kicks off the most famous climb of the Tour de France: pedaling upwards, there are a banner and a small timing station. After a few hundred meters at Pied de côte (740 meters), the road climbs up a long straight that leads to hairpin 21: as on the Stelvio, they are numbered in descending order and all dedicated to the lords of the Alps.
On the first, that is the last, there is the name of Fausto Coppi who shares the cartel with Lance Armstrong (2001) because the summit of Huez has 29 winners. Here begins the hardest stretch because beyond the Coppi hairpin there are two 11% "rights" that never end. From turns 20 to 17, the road does not breathe in 2 and a half kilometers of double digits, then the esplanade of the Garde (977 meters) and a kilometer at 7%: the hairpin bends 13 and 8 parade at a regular distance on the soft slopes of Ribot , but the first Bugno sign (7) indicates an altitude of 1390 meters and, after passing the church of Saint Ferréol, you go up to ten percent.
If you have come this far and look up, you see the summit but better not think about it, because at the exit of Bugno 6 there is the maximum gradient: 14%. At the intersection of the Patte d’Oie, the road divides: turn left towards the West Station entrée, towards Pantani. Three hairpin bends are missing: Marco's two and Giuseppe Guerini's number 1 which leads to a very hard 700-meter ramp towards Place Paganon.
We are at an altitude of 1764 and there is a banner of arrival, but the Tour de France requires the last effort: a thousand meters of flamme rouge up to Avenue du Rif-Nef. It is here that "all first on the finish line of Alpe d’Huez" and the delivery of the diploma takes place: a cadeau from the tourist office with your time of ascent written on it. It will be for memory or fullness, a dream come true, the meaning of life.
September 14, 2020
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