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Milk Race 1992 - Devil's Staircase

Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
edited January 2011 in Pro race

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  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Love it.....most of them looked a little 'overgeared' to say the least :D
  • Tom BB wrote:
    Love it.....most of them looked a little 'overgeared' to say the least :D

    You should see em when they did the Chimney :lol:
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  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    :D
  • wickedwicked Posts: 844
    Came up there a bit faster than I did when I rode it last year!
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • Flanners1Flanners1 Posts: 916
    a great clip, big ring heroes! :D
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Good clip, thanks. Big crowds at the end.
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Sonny73 wrote:

    They flew up that - proof if any that the rider is more important than the bike. Steel sucks huh?
  • pb21pb21 Posts: 2,168
    just before 4 minutes is the inspiration behind Armstrong's infamous cyclo cross antics of 2003!
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  • 30% grades...whew! maybe more in spots
    One of the better climbing videos I have seen...
  • Karl2010Karl2010 Posts: 511
    Does anyone know the route they took?

    Tried working it out using google maps and the Stage Profile from the video. but no joy.
  • "The Devil's Hill....... that's not normal." :D
  • Thanks for posting this, I've looked for this before without success. I was at uni nearby at the time - the Milk Race did this route on two of the years I was there, but I had exams on both occasions and couldn't go, so frustrating.

    The hilly part of the route is what's known as the Mountain Road, between Abergwesyn and Tregaron.
  • Ron StuartRon Stuart Posts: 1,242
    Why don't they send the TOB over these climbs these days?
    The only thing hard about last years Welsh stage was the weather and a steep ramp at the back end.
    I'd love to see them do this stuff again, would make better TV.

    I have done the staircase several times and it's a censored especially if you get loads of wind at you (which is quite often) along the valley approach road. Looks like these boys had a perfect day though and for the spectators.

    Hard work last year in the Devil Ride with my 54/28 gearing, but that is normal in Shropshire/Wales

    :lol:
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Ron Stuart wrote:
    Why don't they send the TOB over these climbs these days?
    The only thing hard about last years Welsh stage was the weather and a steep ramp at the back end.
    I'd love to see them do this stuff again, would make better TV.
    Completely agree with you, it would be great to watch.
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