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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

  3333 registered users
  have collected 17.911.381 Cotacol points
  • Le did La Jonquière and Haut-Baty 3 days ago
  • Olivier did Rue de Coquelet 3 days ago
  • Maxime did Paterberg and Koppenberg 3 days ago
  • stijn did Côte des Quatre Chemins and Bois de Wagne 3 days ago
  • jurgen did Tier de Liège 3 days ago
  • dries did Paterberg 3 days ago
  • Freddy did Krekelenberg 3 days ago
  • Wouter did Wijndries 3 days ago
  • Arthur did Kemmelberg-Oost 3 days ago
  • Jan did Côte de Wanne 3 days ago
  • Julien did Côte de Filot and L'Ancienne Barrière 3 days ago
  • Guillaume did Trassersweg, Rue du Mystere and Côte de l'observatoire 3 days ago
  • Laurent did Thier du Mont and Les Quartiers 3 days ago
  • Benoit did Li Voye des Monnis 3 days ago
  • Robbrecht did Kuiperenberg 3 days ago
  • Tim did La Sablière 3 days ago
  • Masimmo did Achterberg 3 days ago
  • Dylan did Molenberg and Berendries 4 days ago
  • Bart did L'Escalette 4 days ago
  • George did Bosberg, Congoberg, Muur van Geraardsbergen and 1 more 4 days ago

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