|I heard Phil say this about the Angliru this morning||fracisco|
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:
|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.
|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 Jimenez||boneman|
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 look||rufus|
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