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  1. Moonlit 14:38, Sept. 3, 2012
  2. Arne313 17:46, Sept. 7, 2011
  3. djm 18:33, Sept. 7, 2011


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Tur Tid Puls Fart Stigning Effekt Power (est) Gj. effekt/kg VAM

Velocity Ascended, Metres per hour Vm/h usually referred to as VAM, coined by Dr Michele Ferrari is the speed of elevation gain per hour in Metre per hour. This is a term used in cycling to rate how fast an individual gains elevation while climbing an incline. Ferrari also stated that every one percent increase in average gradient increases VAM by 50. For example, a 1650 VAM on a climb of 8 percent average grade is a performance equivalent to a VAM of 1700 on 9 percent average grade. Ambient conditions (e.g. friction, air resistance) have less effect on steeper slopes (absorb less power) since speeds are lower than on gentler slopes
The acronym VAM is not truly expanded in English, where many think the V stands in some way for vertical, and the M represents meters, for instance "Vertical Ascent Meters/Hour." Ferrari says,
I called this parameter Average Ascent Speed (‘VAM’ in its Italian abbreviation from Velocità Ascensionale Media).
A direct translation of "velocità ascensionale media" is "mean (average) ascent velocity" leading to an expansion of the acronym in English as Velocity, Ascent, Mean.
VAM is calculated the following way: VAM = (metres ascended x 60) / Minutes it took to ascend
A standard unit term with the same meaning is Vm/h, vertical meters per hour; the two are used interchangeably.
The relationship between VAM and relative power output is expressed as follows: [3]
Relative power (Watts/kg) = VAM (meters/hour) / (Gradient factor x 100)
This gradient factor ranges between 2.6 for a gradient of 6% and 3.1 for a gradient of 11%
To work out the gradient factor take 2 + (% grade/10)

Examples:

1800+ Vm/h: Lance Armstrong - and Marco Pantani of olden days
1650-1800 Vm/h: Top 10 / Tour de France GC or mountain stage winner.
1450-1650 Vm/h: Top 20 / Tour de France GC; top 20 on tough mountain stage.
1300-1450 Vm/h: Finishing Tour de France mountain stages in peloton
1100-1300 Vm/h: The Autobus Crew

Comment
Moonlit Sept. 3, 2012 14:38 88.7% 21.3 km/h 369 m 475.8 W 5.2 1513
Arne313 Sept. 7, 2011 17:46 169 bpm 18.6 km/h 523 m 486.7 W 6.1 1766
djm Sept. 7, 2011 18:33 85.2% 18.0 km/h 375 m 351.1 W 4.3 1213
jani July 6, 2013 19:25 92.4% 17.0 km/h 371 m 292 W 287.3 W 4.3 1146
evenask Aug. 2, 2011 19:30 17.5 km/h 361 m 330.1 W 4.0 1111
jani July 11, 2011 20:02 90.3% 16.9 km/h 374 m 290 W 295.1 W 4.2 1120 Vellykket forsøk på pers, mislykket forsøk på å ko
Moonlit July 1, 2013 21:00 90.2% 16.1 km/h 372 m 331.2 W 3.6 1063
Arne313 May 5, 2012 21:09 15.7 km/h 386 m 305.7 W 3.8 1095
jani Aug. 9, 2013 21:26 87.6% 16.2 km/h 371 m 265 W 266.0 W 3.9 1039
tobiast Aug. 17, 2011 21:33 88.6% 15.6 km/h 354 m 262.1 W 3.6 986
tobiast Aug. 17, 2011 21:33 88.6% 15.6 km/h 354 m 262.1 W 3.6 986
jani April 30, 2011 22:00 88.6% 15.5 km/h 373 m 273 W 262.8 W 3.8 1017 Kortvarig heftet i trafikksluse ved Øvresetertjern
bolav July 5, 2012 22:04 85.6% 14.8 km/h 367 m 264.9 W 3.5 998
alexao July 8, 2013 22:15 164 bpm 15.2 km/h 363 m 294 W 293.2 W 3.5 979
jani July 21, 2013 22:23 84.9% 15.5 km/h 361 m 254 W 247.4 W 3.7 968
jani July 20, 2013 22:36 86.5% 15.1 km/h 362 m 245 W 243.7 W 3.6 961
jani July 26, 2009 22:37 90.8% 15.6 km/h 352 m 259.8 W 3.6 934
Moonlit July 9, 2011 22:37 91.2% 15.3 km/h 374 m 323.7 W 3.6 992
jani May 4, 2016 22:42 90.3% 13.3 km/h 383 m 252 W 250.3 W 3.5 1012
jani July 16, 2011 22:58 84.9% 14.6 km/h 368 m 241 W 248.7 W 3.5 961
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