How Fast Do Pros Cycle Uphill? | Beginner VS Amateur VS Pro: Hill Climb Edition -

How Fast Do Pros Cycle Uphill? | Beginner VS Amateur VS Pro: Hill Climb Edition

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Cycling fast uphill is the often considered to be the ultimate test of a rider’s strength on the bike, climbs are where the biggest races are often decided and its where no amount of spending on gear can make up for a lack of strength in your legs! So what really marks out a world class climber? We’ve brought a beginner, an amateur and a pro to the bottom of a local climb to find out!

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  1. How do you think you'd fare against each of these riders? Let us know in the comments 👇

  2. Freddie…..respect… carried a keg of beer extra weight than those twigs…….good on ya

  3. Great video guys.
    I don't cycle at all but I love to watch it.
    One thing I do know is that there is always going to be someone better than us at whatever we do and when we can accept that is when we can enjoy what we do.

  4. And this is why genetic matter in sports. I hate that, you can train as much as you can but then someone with better genetic come in and you are a looser.

  5. 68, 65 KG it is pointless if we do not know your height. Bigger height is bigger weight, but also bigger heart. He your height is 190 cm a weight 70kg it is almost the same as 180cm and 60kg.

  6. Great fun! The beginner did well to keep going!

  7. "Even his name is lightweight"


  8. Absolutely amazing are both Andrew and Ollie…and dang good job by Freddie. Please tell me with that kind of speed Andrew has got to be in like the class of the Tour de France riders, right? Ollie for so-called "amateur" you have got to be near the top of that class when you are capable of that speed. Great job and thanks for the video…what a huge reality check when you think you are a pretty good rider and then you see what some are really capable of. For the rematch I want to see a couple of kids in a bike trailer attached to Andrew's bike and see how fast he still catches the other two!

  9. I’m too old to compete as an amateur against any pro! A plumber, lawyer, mechanic, chef! Dream on, right?

  10. I lost it when he said "Even his name is lightweight"

  11. Why am I looking to this?! If I lack demotivation now I have it 🙂

  12. "We were all tasting blood"??? I'm pretty sure that's just you man. If it's cold, and I push hard, I may get throat pain, but it's not "tasting blood".

  13. Can't do much about a mid-pack VO2 max capacity.

  14. Beginner gonna win. (Smart enough to have a hidden motor)

  15. Freddie's first handicap was having to lug 92kg up the hill vs 65/68kg of the others. It would be interesting to handicap Ollie and Andrew with that weight. I'm 90kg so it could be a serious incentive for my weight loss.

  16. How many (not body weight corrected) Watts might have Freddy pushed? I believe it must have been not that bad considering his weight.

  17. Why they don't do that on same time, that would be cool. Doing alone it is not motivated.
    As I daily 50 km on hill need to go by bike, I always wait for someone but in 90% are guys with E-bikes but still I am trying to Push myself with them

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