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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.
- Michael did Berendries and Varentberg today
- Nicolas did Rue Coupée today
- Michel did Côte d'Ossogne and Côte d'Ereffe today
- Guy did La Roche Sainte-Catherine today
- françois did Côte du Lac de Genval today
- Vincent did Côte de Trieu today
- Steven did Berendries and Varentberg today
- David did Moskesstraat and Smeysberg today
- Pierrick did Congoberg today
- Bram did Berendries and Varentberg today
- Matthieu did La Montagne Corroy, Vieux Thier de Huy-Sud, Côte de State and 3 more yesterday
- Lionel did Côte de Florzé and Hautregard yesterday
- Benoit did Berg Ten Houtte, Fortuinberg/Kanarieberg, Ganzenberg and 1 more yesterday
- Jens did Côte de Gochenée yesterday
- Gunther did Le Grinquier-Ouest yesterday
- Lucas did Rodeberg-West yesterday
- Gaëtan did Felix Sohiestraat/Solheide, Hengstenberg, Terspout and 1 more yesterday
- Corentin did La Haute Folie yesterday
- Wouter did Paolaberg yesterday
- Antoine did Côte de Xhoris, Vieux Thier, Côte de l'Amante and 2 more yesterday