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WC 2013 RR course - ouch
Last Post 05/28/2013 02:30 PM by CERV __. 6 Replies.
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05/28/2013 11:38 AM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/2013-florence-world-championship-course-revealed >

sorry - too lazy to hyperlink that (even though I just inquired last week) and/or post the picture 30% of the course is climbing, 3000+ meters for the whole route and a .6KM 11% grade nut-buster w/ a 16% ramp.

The question is: Is this too much climbing for a 1 day racer like Phillip G or Seagan?

Would this favor more a climber that has some power like AC? Should be interesting for sure....
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05/28/2013 12:08 PM
They rode over much of the course in one of the stages of this year's Giro as a trial.

I'd think its a toss whether Gilbert/Sagan could be competitive or whether it is more for AC/Rodriguez types.

You heard it hear first...Andy for World Champ...he should be in shape by then and it's likely the best chance he'll ever get ;-)
Orange Crush


05/28/2013 12:32 PM
It was Stage 9, with two Columbians on the podium that day and Betancur thinking he'd won.


05/28/2013 02:15 PM
Actually, that's not a horrible prediction OC.



05/28/2013 02:18 PM
Looks to me like more of a Purito/AC profile than a Sagan/Gilbert. Anybody know if the descents are technical? That'd rule out Andy.
flyover of the giro stage 9:
fiesole at 5:05, but hard to tell how twisty the descent is.

Nibali could have good shot for a course like this.


05/28/2013 02:24 PM

found this video of the fiesole descent


05/28/2013 02:30 PM

salviati climb - kicks up to 19.4% ouch
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