The Strava fact: Valverde reigns over the British Wall

The Spanish Movistar rider has the best time on Strava in the demanding final this Sunday after being third in the sixth stage of the 2018 Tour.


The Tour de France returns this Sunday three years later to one of the most famous heights in the Gallic round, the Wall of Brittany. It will do so in a stage full of heights and that will include a double step up the climb, which will also host the finish line.

Let's learn more about Mûr-de-Bretagne, a 3rd category port with its 2 kilometers at 6.9% in which cyclists will have to ascend a drop of 129 meters to reach 293 meters above sea level. 3,705 athletes have dared to climb on Strava for a total of 7,074 attempts. The average time in which the ascent is completed in Strava is around 8:12 at an average of 14.22 km / h, data that is lower if we refer only to professionals, they usually go up these ramps in 5:24 at a speed of 21.59 km / h.

Movistar cyclist Alejandro Valverde has the KOM or best men's time at the Brittany Wall since July 12, 2018, when he finished the sixth stage of the Tour de France that year, with a time of 3:49, a second better than Richie Porte, at an average of 30.5 km / h, while the QOM or best women's time is for Marit Coghe with a record of 5:11 achieved on August 13, 2017. It takes about 50 efforts to be the Local Legend on the fearsome Wall of Brittany, a climb in which Valverde will seek the long-awaited stage victory after finishing third in 2018 behind Dan Martin and Pierre Latour.

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