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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.
- Le did La Jonquière and Haut-Baty 44 days ago
- Olivier did Rue de Coquelet 44 days ago
- Maxime did Paterberg and Koppenberg 44 days ago
- stijn did Côte des Quatre Chemins and Bois de Wagne 44 days ago
- jurgen did Tier de Liège 44 days ago
- dries did Paterberg 44 days ago
- Freddy did Krekelenberg 44 days ago
- Wouter did Wijndries 44 days ago
- Arthur did Kemmelberg-Oost 44 days ago
- Jan did Côte de Wanne 44 days ago
- Julien did Côte de Filot and L'Ancienne Barrière 44 days ago
- Guillaume did Trassersweg, Rue du Mystere and Côte de l'observatoire 44 days ago
- Laurent did Thier du Mont and Les Quartiers 44 days ago
- Benoit did Li Voye des Monnis 44 days ago
- Robbrecht did Kuiperenberg 44 days ago
- Tim did La Sablière 44 days ago
- Masimmo did Achterberg 44 days ago
- Dylan did Molenberg and Berendries 45 days ago
- Bart did L'Escalette 45 days ago
- George did Bosberg, Congoberg, Muur van Geraardsbergen and 1 more 45 days ago