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    How do i know the category?

    Hi,

    How can i know what category i climbed? how do i calculate the %?

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    From one of the Velonews raceday archives:

    "Calling a climb a Category 1 or 2 is a somewhat subjective process, but there are some consistent rules.

    * CAT. 4 Usually less than 3km in length, an easy pitch that amounts to no more than a sustained rise in the road.
    * CAT. 3 Slightly harder, up to 5km in length.
    * CAT. 2 Between 5km and 10km, and steeper than a 4-percent grade.
    * CAT. 1 Long and steep. Between 10km and 20km, and steeper than a 5-percent grade.
    * HORS CATÉGORIE (HC) or Above Category -The longest, steepest mountain climbs. Extremely difficult, sometimes 15km to 20km, with grades often exceeding 10 percent."
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    Thanks mate.

    But for me to understand. If i ride 1Km how many m i need to climb in order to declare it a 1% climb?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossi
    Thanks mate.

    But for me to understand. If i ride 1Km how many m i need to climb in order to declare it a 1% climb?
    10 meters

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