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Cat 1, 2,3, 4 climbs mean what?(2 posts)

Cat 1, 2,3, 4 climbs mean what?Carlos
May 14, 2001 8:56 AM
Hey guys. i remember reading what each cat of climb meant in terms of grade. can anyone refresh my memory.

thanks
re: Cat 1, 2,3, 4 climbs mean what?Jonathan Zook
May 15, 2001 8:20 AM
If your thinking of UCI categories, they are in reverse order of difficulty. Cat 1 is the hardest, longest, steepest. Cat 4's are the easiest. For the Tour de France, they throw in the Hors Categorie (HC) for climbs more severe than the Cat 1's. Hope this helps.