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How it all started

The COTACOL is a belgian reference book about cycling uphill, made by Daniel Gobert and Jean-Pierre Legros in 1989. In it are descriptions of the thousand toughest climbs for cyclists.

Each climb is described by several facts: name, a short description, height, grade, length, what state the road surface is in, average climbing time for an amateur or a professional road cyclist.

The combined authors measured 1.869.800 km, rode up a height of 112.396 meters and measured nearly 30.000 data points to compose this book. Each hill has a so-called COTACOL score. This score is determined using several parameters: grade, length, road surface. A higher score means a tougher climb.

More than 30 years later, some cycling & tech enthousiasts virtually got together and built apps, web sites and integrated with Strava, so that the modern cyclist can now plan rides to conquer as much Cotacols as possible and automatically flag them when integrating with Strava.

Combined achievements

  1867 registered users
  conquered all 1000 climbs
  and collected 11.329.806 points
  • AUGUSTIN did Route Merveilleuse, Charly-des-Bois and Côte de Henripont today
  • Augustin did Route Merveilleuse and Col de la Charlerie today
  • Sébastien did Côte de Groynne today
  • frederic did Tuitenberg yesterday
  • Thomas did Tuitenberg yesterday
  • Steven did Wijndries yesterday
  • Xavier did Côte de Charneux yesterday
  • Adam did Tuitenberg yesterday
  • Christophe did Tienne des Français yesterday
  • Evert did Congoberg yesterday
  • Koen did Les Trys yesterday
  • Jan did Puttenberg [Ledeberg] yesterday
  • Nicolas did Côte de Herhet yesterday
  • Björn did Thier d'Amry yesterday
  • Toon did Thier Philippart, Côte de Viamont, Hodinfosse and 16 more yesterday
  • De did Fortuinberg/Kanarieberg, Côte de Trieu, Le Rossignol and 6 more yesterday
  • Kristof did Côte du Bois de la Houppe and Berendries yesterday
  • Koert did Langeheide yesterday
  • Mathias did Volkegemberg yesterday
  • Tom did Côte du Bois de la Houppe yesterday

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