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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:46 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ktn8hVJQ ... 80-vuelta-


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it's probably hard to appreciate the gradient on camera.

I was surprised to see the Mur de Huy in the flesh after going over to see the Fleche Wallone lat year. the TV doesn't do these climbs justice.


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I think the problems that the car has at the top is a pretty good indicator...raining and can't get traction on the finishing line, but still must be steep to have to be pushed over the crest :shock: .

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Now imagine that thing being 8 times longer and you have the Angliru :wink:

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I've been there, it is Filmore steep, not as long but it is steeeeep! One of the Euskadi boys was on the new Orca about 4:37 in.

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actually, what is the hardest finish to a race?? Genting Highlands must be up there?? excuse the pun...


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A 100 mile TT around the pot holes (sorry roads) of Cheshire??
I'm getting disillusioned on a 50 which is only 3 laps! :(

That or the stage in this years Giro that finishes up the Fedaia. Not too bad unless its absolutely throwing it down and the straight sections turn to soap....

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actually, what is the hardest finish to a race?? Genting Highlands must be up there?? excuse the pun...


If you're going to include distance in the equation, then RAAM has the toughest finish: begin your finishing kick around 500 km out :).

Thanks for posting the link: that is really cool.

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