2019 Goats League - Climb 23 - Passo di Mortirolo (West)

Discussion in 'BRVR - Goats League Discussions' started by Aleman, 15 May 2019.

  1. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    Ride opens for attempts at midnight 3rd June 2019, and closes on Midnight on the 28th July 2019, ride must be completed within that window for it to count otherwise you get the time of the slowest rider plus 5%.

    A name that strikes 'fear' into the pro peloton, and is whispered in awe in the back of the team bus. Lance Armstrong in 2004 Said to the Gazetta dello sport
    It's featured in multiple editions of the Giro, Firstly in 1990 when it was stage 15, and the riders ascended the south side and descended down the west. Due to the steepness of the descent, and the CRASHES :eek: the organisers decided to climb it from Mazzo in subsequent years! Although in 2017 stage 16 did the original ascent from Edolo, and was won by Luis Leon Sanchez The first rider passing the summit in the Giro wins the Cima Pantani, following the death of Pantani in 2004.

    Look out for the monument to Pantani erected by the Italian Professional Road Cycling Association in 2006, it's at Km 8 on the climb ;)

    Relentless and unforgiving are probably the best words to describe the 13.07Km, 1314m ascent, at an average gradient of 10.6%, it sounds like it's much easier than it is, at times there are sections that ramp up to 21+%

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    2010 Edition Stage 19 of the Giro, Basso, Nibali, Evans and Scarponi (Among Others)



    Post your times in the thread and I'll update the Goats League Spreadsheet

    Please include your BRVR User/Display Name to give other riders pacers to chase if they so desire.
     
    Last edited: 15 May 2019
  2. ibooij

    ibooij Senior Member

    Location:
    the Netherlands
    @Aleman, do you have any new rides planned? Thanks!
     
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    Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    I have indeed ... Here You are >>> CLICKY <<<
     
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  4. ibooij

    ibooij Senior Member

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    @SmP-62 noticed this already this morning and pointed it out to me. I've updated the league on the BRVR site. Many thanks @Aleman!
     
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    Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    I am sure that everyone will be pleased that my Love affair with Italy, has been satisfied, and I've ended it for this year. :cry:

    I think that you may be less pleased to hear that I've fallen in love with France :biggrin:

    The next 5 :evil::evil:

    Col du Lauteret/Galibier
    Col du Tourmelet (West)
    Cormet de Roselend (North)
    Col de Vars (South)
    Col de Peyresourde (East)
     
  6. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    @Aleman If you're still around could you update my ride 15 time please?
     
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    Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    Have done so ... Sorry for missing that one.
     
  8. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Thank you :smile:
     
  9. SmP-62

    SmP-62 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Slovenia
    Hi, @Aleman

    I think the BRVR guys (@ibooij & Co) are waiting for official announcement of new ride(s).

    If I understand correctly, you had following in mind:
    - Ride 25: Col Du Lautaret and Col Du Galibier, 17.6.-11.8.
    - Ride 26: Col Du Tourmalet (West Side), 24.6.-18.8.
    - Ride 27: Cormet de Roselend from Beaufort (North side), 1.7.-25.8.
    - Ride 28: Col de Vars (South side), 8.7.-1.9.
    - Ride 29: Col de Peyresourde (East side), 15.7.-8.9.

    Have a nice day
     
  10. Whorty

    Whorty WADA conclude I don't need a TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    @Aleman 1:26:39

    And can i add, you're not making any friends you know? :boxing: I think of all the rides so far this has been the hardest. Lots of pink .... slipping into 20%+ at one point for about 300 metres.

    I notice you're not doing the rides yourself though @Aleman ...... scared of your own rides?!? :rofl:

    For those following me, good luck. It's going to hurt :B):laugh:
     
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  11. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Oi, who closed this ride?
     
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    Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Oops premature, but with snow and hail, it is a wise precaution :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  13. djk

    djk David Kings on BRVR

    Oh great, Not long got back off my holidays (Yorkshire has some bloody steep climbs. 33% for gods sake!). Had a tooth extracted and missed a league ride and now I've got to catch up on the Mortirolo. Just shoot me now! :gun:
     
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  14. djk

    djk David Kings on BRVR

    Last edited: 27 Jul 2019
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  15. BRVR_User

    BRVR_User Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Herts, UK
    57:33 for me please @Aleman - assuming it’s still open?!
     
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