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Tirrano Adriatico

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Aperitif, 15 Mar 2008.

  1. Watched the Friday stage to Montelupone just now - what a devastating climb to the finish..even the motorbikes were toppling over. Did anyone else manage to see this on Eurosport - with David Duffield sniggering away at the misfortunes.
    "And a fat Paolo Bettini really struggling..." etc :blush:
     
  2. Here's a video of the stage I mentioned...I'm puffed out again!:blush:
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    That was brutal. I got to my lactic threshold just watching it!

    Venti per cento? They made it look steeper than 20 %.
     
  4. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Steepness does not always come across well in pictures and TV however in this case there is absolutely no doubt that is a bloody steep climb.
     
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    pros walking, in cleats? that must be soooooooooo steep.
     
  6. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Thanks Aperitif. Great link.

    Did wonders for my grasp of Italian, and nothing for my motivation to race my bike!

    Makes you wonder though - don't the mechanics see the race book? 'Cos they didn't all gear appropriately!
     
  7. girofan

    girofan New Member

    Now that EPO is off the menu, hills have become much steeper!!!
     
  8. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent

    Happens more often than you think
     
  9. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    I have fond memories of half the Milk Race walking up Constitution Hill in Swansea.
     
  10. "...a homogenous group walking pasteurise..."
     
  11. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Duffers said on a later stage that Simoni had reckoned the climb had been 27%. I walked up Hardknott Pass when it got that steep!!
     
  12. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member


    There you are. Get yourself over ditchling a bit more... xx(