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Pace ???(2 posts)

Pace ???m1k
Jul 24, 2003 2:07 PM
So what do you think the pace of Lance, Jan, Mayo, etc. was they scaled up Col d'Aspin - 12.3 km climb at 6.4 % (1e Cat); Col du Tourmalet - 17.1 km climb at 7.4 % (H.C. Cat); and LUZ-ARDIDEN - 13.4 km climb at 7.6 % (H.C. Cat)

I saw one post which suggested that Lance was doing 15mph up Luz-Ardiden ! The times listed on the official website (under Stages then click on route) seem to back up the 15mph (24 kph)speed but it seems even superman would fly up the mountain at a slower speed.
re: Pace ???atpjunkie
Jul 24, 2003 3:09 PM
it's right. climbing speed is about 15-16 on the Cat 1 and HC stuff.
and remember that's at the end of a century.
It's scary getting passed by a pro on a climb. You are struggling, they look like they are riding the flats. Quite humbling.