Zoncolan – And It’s Steep As Well

The leading cyclists climbing a very steep hill at the Giro d'Italia have to contend with fans running along side them.

Great comeback by Chris Froome at the Giro today beating both the man with the stuffed fox and the dinosaur to win the stage.

The leading cyclists climbing a very steep hill at the Giro d'Italia have to contend with fans running along side them.

The Zoncolan averages 11.9% over its 10.1km length, with a maximum gradient of 22%. The Tour de France’s better-known Alpe d’Huez averages 8%, with a maximum of 12%, while Mont Ventoux is far longer at 21.5km but averaging just over 7%.

Royal Wedding

King George V with bride and bridesmaids at his wedding

Do remember that not everyone saw the event live so for those catching the highlights later please don’t mention the result.

Best Before

A handheld multimeter with back off showing batteries with a best before date of September 2000.

I don’t like to replace batteries before they’re fully used up but I’ve decided to play it safe on this occasion.

A handheld multimeter with back off showing batteries with a best before date of September 2000.

Meter doesn’t get used as much as it used to.

But What’s That In Miles?

A map showing the route of Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia marked with kilometres covered whilst a tweet below shows kilometres to go

Doing their bit to improve mental arithmetic amongst cycling fans Cycling News* have a Giro stage map marked in distance travelled whilst the commentary lists distance to go.

A map showing the route of Stage 8 of the Giro d'Italia marked with kilometres covered whilst a tweet below shows kilometres to go

*Formerly Bill’s Cycling Racing Results and News.