Cycling Challenges

Cycling Challenges

King Of The Mountains Challenge 2006

King Of The Mountains Challenge 2006

Not content with the greatest that France has to offer like Alpe D'Huez, Col Du Galibier and the Mont Ventoux.

Wayne (foolishly most say) has vowed to try and conquer the most punishing slopes in the history of cycle racing.

In September he will attempt The Angliru in Northern Spain. Find out how he got on.

This monster is the be all and end all of mountain cycling !

No other climb in the world that has featured in a listed cycling race is anything to compare with this beast.

Whilst 12.6 kilometres is nothing length wise, slopes of 24% in places make the big 3 French mountains look tame.

To get matters in to prospective in 1999 The Vuelta announced that in order to include a big climb to rival The Tour De France The Angliru would feature in that years Spanish tour schedule to which the reply was - "Its obviously just a publicity stunt"

Challenge will took place on Wednesday morning 7 Sept 2006 If the wind blows or the rain falls, it is a total suicide mission so leeway has to be allowed to achieve favourable conditions.

Crowds watching the Tour de France.Tour De France out in the country pictureCycling in the French countrysideMass bunch of cyclists

King Of The Mountains Challenge 2006

 

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