2019 Goats League - Climb 26 - Col du Tourmelet (West)

Discussion in 'BRVR - Goats League Discussions' started by Aleman, 9 Jul 2019.

  1. Aleman

    Aleman Ale Man (BKool)

    Location:
    Blackpool UK
    Ride opens for attempts at midnight 24th June 2019, and closes on Midnight on the 18th August 2019, ride must be completed within that window for it to count otherwise you get the time of the slowest rider plus 5%.

    The most frequent climb in le Tour with 86 apperances, first appearing on 1910, when it was won by Octave Lapize, who also went on to win the GC in Paris ... He told the organisers You are Assassins!! Hold on to your lunch, here we go for the 23.07Km ascent of the Col du Tourmelet at 2115m the highest mountain pass in the Pyrenees, the good news is that you only have to climb 1377m from the start in Luz-Saint-Saveur . I suppose the best news is that you actually have 5Km of descent after you crest the summit :biggrin:

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    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.
     
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  2. Whorty

    Whorty WADA conclude I don't need a TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    Planning to have a pop at this later. Will try and set a competitive time for others to chase :okay:
     
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  3. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    You're talking about the TDF riders yes?
     
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  4. Whorty

    Whorty WADA conclude I don't need a TUE!

    Location:
    SW Wiltshire
    They will do it twice in my time :heat:

    @Aleman 1:34:50 please

    Bit of a slog that. Couldn't get into a good rhythm. Easily beatable by all in the league :cry:
     
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  5. BRVR_User

    BRVR_User Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Herts, UK
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  6. djk

    djk David Kings on BRVR

    Bit rubbish this afternoon 1:38:35 please @Aleman . In my defence, I was talking to two recruiters on LinkedIn at the same time as riding :ninja:
     
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  7. Mugshot

    Mugshot Cracking a solo.

    Found that super tough towards the end, really started to flag in the last 3 miles or so of the climb, made it over the top though, so got there in the end;

    1:29:15 for me please @Aleman
     
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