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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  3

Now for more climbing, the Haute-Route highlights are on 730 km over 7 days with 17,000 metres of climbing  31

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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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Stunning wasn't it.

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

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Simon_MacMichael [2443 posts] 3 years ago
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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  3

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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dave atkinson [6147 posts] 3 years ago
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1,000m of climbing in 9km. That's gotta hurt  19

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Gkam84 [9068 posts] 3 years ago
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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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Super Domestique [1596 posts] 3 years ago
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The last thing you would want is to hit the bottom at 30 mph and then take a wrong turn!

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SPAM Naval [139 posts] 3 years ago
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'poisonous sting' is well named! It looked really tough.

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giff77 [1191 posts] 3 years ago
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My lungs and legs were burning just watching this.

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Alan Tullett [1566 posts] 3 years ago
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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.