Tadej Pogacar destroys the climbing record on Col du Galibier


Tadej Pogacar gave a blow to the competition in the first mountain stage of the Tour de France and smashed the climbing record on the mythical Col du Galibier on his way to stage 4 victory.

Pogacar averaged 6.28W/Kg for 20min48s on Col du Galibier and smashed Nairo Quintana’s 2019 record by 1min33s, all this with a strong headwind on the climb.

Col du Galibier climbing times (via climbing-records.com)

2024:8,6 km@6,8%—20:46—average speed 24.85 km/h(Tadej Pogacar)-RECORD
                                —20:54—average speed 24.69 km/h(Jonas Vingegaard)
                                —21:01—average speed 24.55 km/h(Remco Evenepoel)
                                —21:23—average speed 24.13 km/h(Rodriguez-Ayuso-Almeida-Landa-Roglic)
2022:8,6 km@6,8%—23:45—average speed 21.73 km/h(Louis Meintjes)
                                —24:00—average speed 21.50 km/h(Christopher Froome)
                                —24:27—average speed 21.10 km/h(80 riders peloton)

2019:8,6 km@6,8%—22:26—average speed 23.00 km/h(Nairo Quintana)
—23:00—average speed 22.43 km/h(Egan Bernal)
—23:30—average speed 21.96 km/h(Pinot-Landa-Uran-Thomas-Buchmann-Kruijswijk-Porte)
—23:48—average speed 21.68 km/h(Julian Alaphilippe)
2011:8,6 km@6,8%—23:36—average speed 21.86 km/h(Frank Schleck)
2008:8,6 km@6,8%—26:32—average speed 19.45 km/h(Kohl-Voeckler-Augustyn)
—27:05—average speed 19.05 km/h(80 riders peloton)
2006:8,6 km@6,8%—25:00—average speed 20.64 km/h(Michael Rasmussen)
—25:36—average speed 20.16 km/h(50 riders peloton)
2002:8,6 km@6,8%—25:52—average speed 19.95 km/h(Santiago Botero)
—26:54—average speed 19.18 km/h(Peloton)
2000:8,6 km@6,8%—25:40—average speed 20.10 km/h(Herve-Botero-Conti)
—25:50—average speed 19.97 km/h(30 riders peloton)


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