:>I saw coverage of the race on Eurosport and from what I could see it
:>WAS a total draftfest (no wonder those bike times are sooo fast). I
:>can't say I would blame the athlete's though.
:>The following points all add up to 'drafting mandatory' if you ask me:
:>-two laps, so only 90km of road
:>-some extremely narrow roads.
:>As for the profile - I think there is just one big climb and the rest
:>On 22 Oct 1997 01:26:20 GMT, "Michael J. Gilson"
:>>Anybody have a course profile for Ironman Roth? Or, failing that,
:>>how about a description? Also, based on photos in a recent
:>>issue of Triathlete (US edition), it looked like a big draft-fest. Or
:>>was that just a trick of the telephoto lense?
The profile is not quite so flat, there are three climbs per lap, one
more than 10% steep. But, it is short steep uphills and long straight
gentle downs, hence very fast.
Whoever goes to Roth and is not fast enough to make the top 50 (who
have a wave of their own, together with all women) does know that
he is not going to bike alone!
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