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Bec Hill climb result

BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
edited October 2010 in Amateur race
Won by an up-and-coming 15-year-old Germain Burton (son of owner of De Ver Cycles and ex 6-day rider Maurice Burton)..........taking a few scalps in the process including Russ Downing.

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  • robert-sbrobert-sb Posts: 118
    Are you sure it was Russ he beat and not Dean ??? Russ would have done well to get down from winning in Derbyshire and then win this race as well.

    Still, an awesome result by the youngster.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Yes, sorry meant Dean Downing.......finished 23rd
  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Bronzie wrote:
    Yes, sorry meant Dean Downing.......finished 23rd

    He rode fixed, and in completley the wrong gear for both climbs. No idea why he rode fixed, and no-idea why if he was going to he picked such a large gear, but I'm sure his time doesn't reflect what he could really do!
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  • hammeritehammerite Posts: 3,408
    jibberjim wrote:
    Bronzie wrote:
    Yes, sorry meant Dean Downing.......finished 23rd

    He rode fixed, and in completley the wrong gear for both climbs. No idea why he rode fixed, and no-idea why if he was going to he picked such a large gear, but I'm sure his time doesn't reflect what he could really do!

    He thinks it was the wrong gear choice, but also commented that he hadn't really ridden his bike in 3 weeks, which may have made a bit of an impact.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    Just spotted Maryka was the quickest woman 8)

    Just out of interest, how do they time a hill climb down to 0.1 of a second?
  • jibberjimjibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Bronzie wrote:
    Just spotted Maryka was the quickest woman 8)

    She wrote it up complete with video of the mornings Catford climb (unfortunately the memory of the camera was full for the Bec) on her blog:

    http://smaryka.blogspot.com/2010/10/cat ... ports.html
    Bronzie wrote:
    Just out of interest, how do they time a hill climb down to 0.1 of a second?

    It's a time trial, an old bloke wrapped in a blanket on a chair ably assisted by a white haired assistant!

    One thing I think would make a big difference in HC's for the crowd is a clock next to the fans so people could see how people are doing up to that point, it was quite deceptive watching and comparing how people looked just over the part you were at, I'd've called all the winners different I would've thought.
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  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    jibberjim wrote:
    Bronzie wrote:
    Just out of interest, how do they time a hill climb down to 0.1 of a second?

    It's a time trial, an old bloke wrapped in a blanket on a chair ably assisted by a white haired assistant!
    He must have good reaction times if he can get down to 0.1 sec time differentials.
  • protoproto Posts: 1,475
    It looks like Maryka features in this fabulous video from the Grauniad

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/audiosl ... mb-classic
  • proto wrote:
    It looks like Maryka features in this fabulous video from the Grauniad

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/audiosl ... mb-classic

    Fantastic that, just like all hillclimbs deserve to be.
  • ProssPross Posts: 25,392
    There was an article on Maurice Burton's lad in Cycling Weekly a year or so back - it certainly looks like he's a rising star.
  • marykamaryka Posts: 746
    Both events were really great, if you've ever fancied racing in a TdF atmosphere, give it a go! Nobody cares how fast/slow you are, they all cheer the same for everyone. I would expect it's only truly embarrassing if you fall off, but if you've got reasonable fitness, proper gears and don't overcook the first half of the climb you can really soak up the crowds in the final minute of the race which works wonders to spur you on and help you finish strong. Pretty rare experience, having all those people there, and truly awesome.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    That guy is unreal. The climbing talent in his legs is incredible. It will be very interesting to see if he can hang on to it when he gets older and who knows, we may even see him in the pro ranks taking mountains classifications.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Contador is the Greatest
  • The kid's a don. He's also the U16 national crit champion too

    I follow his dad on twitter and there was picture of him doing his homework at 2:15am after winning the climb. Back down to earth :)
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