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I heard Phil say this about the Angliru this morning(9 posts)

I heard Phil say this about the Angliru this morningfracisco
Sep 20, 2002 9:43 AM
He said that someone brought the idea of the Angliru to the organizers a few years ago. At the time, it wasn't even surfaced in places, and it had to be completely asphalted to make it rideable. It was pretty much just a mountainside track/fire road before the Vuelta got its hands on it.

Damn straight I'll be watching Sunday's stage.
I think '99...Wayne
Sep 20, 2002 10:51 AM
was the first year they used it. CycleSport or ProCycling did a story on it a few years ago. Check this out:
http://www.team.malarenergi.se/probike/vuelta99/alix.html
I like this part of that page.fracisco
Sep 20, 2002 11:53 AM
"The Spanish sports daily AS is offering the stage winner 1 million pesetas and a local bank has put a horse as first prize."

A horse! Maybe they should offer a 4WD vehicle as the purse.

http://www.ciclistas.org/angliru1999/
A cool picture of the climb/mountain.fracisco
Sep 20, 2002 11:55 AM
http://www.eosgis.com/ANGLIRU.jpg (big picture)
A cool picture of the climb/mountain.atpjunkie
Sep 20, 2002 4:21 PM
I think it's that 22% grade at the top is why they are choosing triples. Long steep and Nasty at the end. This should decide it.
I think '99...flying
Sep 21, 2002 9:46 PM
Thats right I have the WCP 2 tape set of the 99 Vuelta.
Jan Ulrih wins overall & they do the Angliru.
Awesome I am re-watching the tape now. I dont remember who won the stage that year.
Jose Marie Jimenezboneman
Sep 23, 2002 4:40 AM
Caught Tonkov in the last 2 k's amongst the motorbike and team car traffic. Conditions were similar to this year's.
just on a quick lookrufus
Sep 20, 2002 4:54 PM
looks pretty similar to mount washington.
I can't wait for 0930E tomorrow!! (nm)taar44
Sep 21, 2002 5:36 PM