The Angliru - The Hardest Climb In Professional Cycling?

submitted by Team World2Cycle on 09/13/17 1

The Angliru is one of the most feared and legendary climbs in cycling. Subscribe to GCN on YouTube: gcn.eu/gcnsubs GCN spent a day on the Angliru at the 2013 Vuelta. We spoke to the riders beforehand and later watched as Chris Horner put on a dominant display to take 2nd on the stage and ensure his overall victory. The Angliru is so legendary that all the riders had taken special precautions ahead of the stage. Some had fitted 32 tooth cassettes to deal with the 23.5% gradient. First used in 1999, the Angliru has seen many great battles, from the late Jose Maria Jimenez dedicating his win to Marco Pantani to Roberto Heras riding up 1 minute 10 seconds faster than anyone has managed since, the Angliru has cemented it's place in cycling history and will continue to be a key battleground in professional cycling for years to come. Music: Shuffle - Atmosphere: gcn.eu/18Ym9Sh Photos: © Bettiniphoto / www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / www.tdwsport.com About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic summit of the Stelvio to the epic trails of Fort William, Scotland, everywhere there is pavé or dirt, world-class racing, and pro riders, we will be there bringing you all the action, essential analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Youtube Channel - gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - gcn.eu/gcnFb Google+ - gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - gcn.eu/gcnTW Leave us a comment below!

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