While the triple haters sit at home playing this: http://www.tourdefrance-thegame.com/?xtor=AD-1
Triple users are out completing century rides that include 5000 ft of climbing.
Have a triple on your road bike? Show it here;
I run a 50, 39 & 26t triple with a 11-23t cassette. Using the large and middle chainring, I have tight 7 to 9% changes in cadence from 17 to 36 mph. If I need to climb a long, steep hill: I have the gears to do it.