Punta Veleno

by Gkam84   April 19, 2012  

Anyone been up this climb?

Just been watching the Giro Del Trentino, HOLY MOTHER its steep in some places, an average of 10% over 10km topping out at 18%. I've alot of steep climbs around me upto the ski centre's, but that looked gut busting.

Commentators are talking in up for the Giro in a few years, that'll see alot of the pack timed out i think. But it has made interesting watching to see who's on form for the tours and the climbs Wink

Now for more climbing, the Haute-Route highlights are on 730 km over 7 days with 17,000 metres of climbing Sick

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Stunning wasn't it.

I don't want to spoil anymore for anyone but will comment later.

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
19th April 2012 - 17:43

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I'd say it would be more likely for inclusion in the Giro if Angelo Zomegnan were in charge, it had become increasingly harder under him but this year's percorso, the first under Michele Acquarone (not himself a cyclist - running's his thing) is much more gentle. Well, comparatively speaking, anyway Wink

Possible mountain time trial, but I'm not sure we'd see it as a summit finish on a road stage.

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [7930 posts]
19th April 2012 - 17:49

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1,000m of climbing in 9km. That's gotta hurt Devil

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7256 posts]
19th April 2012 - 22:11

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Its like something out of a horror films for cyclist's, I felt pain for them.

This is the "best" video i can find apart from if you pay for Eurosport player, if you ignore the wannabe commentator you can see parts of the climb

http://youtu.be/shV1h9_Khy0

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posted by Gkam84 [8698 posts]
19th April 2012 - 22:34

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The last thing you would want is to hit the bottom at 30 mph and then take a wrong turn!

posted by Super Domestique [1592 posts]
20th April 2012 - 8:20

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'poisonous sting' is well named! It looked really tough.

posted by SPAM Naval [134 posts]
20th April 2012 - 13:17

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My lungs and legs were burning just watching this.

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posted by giff77 [1040 posts]
20th April 2012 - 15:53

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I watched a 38 min video on Steephill last night. Ouch! and the winner made it look so easy. And he only weighs 53kg.

posted by Alan Tullett [1434 posts]
20th April 2012 - 21:47

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