WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

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WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Sat Dec 14, 2013 05:36 am

They were measured in 2011, during Vuelta a España

http://gp-canaldecastilla.blogspot.com. ... -2014.html
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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Sat Dec 14, 2013 08:38 am

If you like Flandes, Roubaix or Eroica, you would like GP Canal de Castilla, www.gpcanaldecastilla.com

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Sun Dec 15, 2013 21:06 pm

Three climbs

Castillo de los Templarios:
0,25 km 7,1% máx 10%

Montearenas
5,1 Km 3,3% máx 8%

Pantano - Compostilla
1,2 Km 6% máx 10%
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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Dec 16, 2013 15:46 pm

I can't get very excited about this profile

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...mind you the fact we're discussing it over 9 months in advance shows how desparate we get during the off-season.

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby pb21 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 16:01 pm

victorponf wrote:Three climbs

Castillo de los Templarios:
0,25 km 7,1% máx 10%


Wow.

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Dec 16, 2013 16:22 pm

Cav would have a decent chance on this, wouldn't he (assuming Bradley is prepared to help)?

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby FJS » Mon Dec 16, 2013 19:40 pm

Mad_Malx wrote:Cav would have a decent chance on this, wouldn't he (assuming Bradley is prepared to help)?

With more than 4000 meter of climbing? :roll:
It looks less hard than Florence this year, but still hilly enough.

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby Mad_Malx » Mon Dec 16, 2013 22:20 pm

OK, I hadn't really done the total. Guess the idea is have enough incline to avoid a repeat of Copenhagen, but not so much to eliminate. In which case maybe it's not so bad, but it still looks like a bunch sprint to me.

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby FJS » Tue Dec 17, 2013 06:14 am

Mad_Malx wrote:OK, I hadn't really done the total. Guess the idea is have enough incline to avoid a repeat of Copenhagen, but not so much to eliminate. In which case maybe it's not so bad, but it still looks like a bunch sprint to me.

That graph is deceptive. Have a look at the profiles in Victor's first post. No bunch sprint. Well, a Sagan-Ulissi-Gerrans one perhaps

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Tue Dec 17, 2013 14:12 pm

With this climbs in my opinion there is just one favourite

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby Salsiccia1 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 14:17 pm

victorponf wrote:With this climbs in my opinion there is just one favourite

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I'd agree with that. I'd be quite happy to see him win it, too.
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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:18 am

Indurain, Freire, Olano, Astarloa and Delgado visit the road circuit

http://www.elbierzonoticias.com/fronten ... 08-vst1500
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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby RonB » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:32 am

Reminiscent of a trip to Pembroke Castle. Happy days.
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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:50 pm

Emilio Villanueva fist choice was this.... UCI said no way.

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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby TakeTheHighRoad » Sun Dec 29, 2013 08:11 am

Sagan's biggest problem is the lack of support riders.

Collecting his own bottles costs him extra energy that his rivals don't have to use
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Re: WC Ponferrada 2014 climbs profiles (in situ measurement)

Postby victorponf » Mon Mar 17, 2014 05:43 am

The spanish national championship is going to celebrate in Ponferrada.

Same Route as the Worlds:

WC Ponferrada 2014: http://gp-canaldecastilla.blogspot.com. ... -2014.html
If you like Flandes, Roubaix or Eroica, you would like GP Canal de Castilla, www.gpcanaldecastilla.com


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