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gearing used by the tdf riders in the mountains? (nm)(8 posts)

gearing used by the tdf riders in the mountains? (nm)dirtysky
Jul 23, 2003 9:22 PM
39/53-23 for some, -25 for *steep* stuff, -21 for few (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Jul 24, 2003 5:26 AM
In one stage of the Giro...innergel
Jul 24, 2003 6:17 AM
the one with the 22% grade at the end, with a short bit at 27%, Paul Sherwin said Stefano Garzelli was using a 30/30!!

Being 6'5" and 220lbs, I want no part of any 22% grade climb. I was thinking of buying a TDF King of the Mountains jersey, kind of as a joke, but I don't think many people would get it.
In one stage of the Giro...<- Don't forget the Angrilu....russw19
Jul 24, 2003 7:59 AM
Don't forget last year's Vuelta... on the Angrilu climb some riders were spotted sporting triples just to get over it. That's gotta be a sick climb when top Spanish Pro's, known for their climbing, are sporting triples to get over the hill.

Russ
Heras = 30/25? nmJS Haiku Shop
Jul 24, 2003 8:00 AM
In one stage of the Giro...<- Don't forget the Angrilu....geeker
Jul 24, 2003 4:58 PM
Heras rode a triple for the Angliru (I'd guess 30/25). Danilo Di Luca (9th place in the stage iirc) was doing a diary for cyclingnews.com. He said he used a double with 38/30 low, and wished he had even lower.
i'd get it...dirtysky
Jul 24, 2003 10:00 AM
I ride a triple and I am not ashamed!!! :) NMjtolleson
Jul 24, 2003 11:50 AM