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Gibraltar Road

Santa Barbara, CA, USA

About the ride

Close in distance and gradient to l'Alpe d'Huez. This is a favourite training and testing climb for top pros and local riders alike. It’s a beautiful climb with incredible views over the Californian coast. If it feels steep, that’s because it is! The road surface get’s steadily worse as you climb up, so much so that I almost crashed riding back down after filming it.Terrain - Long, steep mountain with very few opportunities for recovery anywhere

Training suggestions

Steady Mode – See how much power you can produce in an hourReactive Mode – Warm up on the streets at the bottom, then time yourself up the main climb

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