1. Train Well to Ride New York Gran Fondo like a Pro


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    Full Detailed Account of New York GF 2012 - Approximately 8670 ft Climb and 108 Miles 1- Cat2, 3 Cat 4, 12 Cat 5 climbs.4KOMs: 1. Passo del Daino The first timed climb is fairly short. But it’s one of those deceiving climbs that start out mellow and get tough later when it hits up to 14%. If you start it too fast, you will suffer badly towards the end. It’s a climb for the smart rider. length 1.2m, 436ft 6.8 grade 2. Montagna dell’Orso- It’s situated in a National Park. Here, o Montagna dell’Orso or, as the locals call it, “Bear Mountain”. It is not as steep as the two previous climbs – it tops out at 10% – and hence will suit a passista scalatore best as it is nearly four miles (6k) long and very gradual. A controlled tempo effort will bring the fastest time. 3. Colle Andrea Pinarello- known by the locals as “Gate Hill Road” is neither long nor steep but it’s still draining. A few times a rider might think “Now I’m up!” just to be faced with yet another hill. Climb starts at approx. mile 60. 4. Colle Formaggio - Colle Formaggio which is also known as “Cheesecote” or “Overlook Road” is the perfect icing on the cake. Make sure you turn around at the top to oversee large parts of Hudson River and on a clear day all the way to Manhattan. Climb starts at approx. mile 67.

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