2.0 km
90 m
4.6 %
###### Best efforts
1. 04:52, July 2, 2012
2. 05:33, Sept. 27, 2011
3. 05:41, July 24, 2014

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%

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
July 2, 2012 04:52 24.8 km/h 79 m 342.6 W 4.7 974
Sept. 27, 2011 05:33 26.3 km/h 90 m 835.0 W 11.6 2897
July 24, 2014 05:41 84.5% 20.7 km/h 90 m 341.2 W 3.6 950
June 27, 2012 06:00 83.5% 19.5 km/h 87 m 324.5 W 3.3 870
Sept. 8, 2011 06:02 86% 19.3 km/h 90 m 336.3 W 3.4 895 Finfine bein, solo.
May 30, 2012 06:11 84% 18.9 km/h 83 m 304.1 W 3.1 805 Overraskende sprut igjen i beina etter flere bakke
June 17, 2020 06:11 81.5% 19.3 km/h 83 m 235.8 W 3.3 805
July 9, 2017 06:15 82.5% 19.2 km/h 85 m 292.4 W 3.1 816
May 23, 2012 06:22 86.5% 18.3 km/h 86 m 296.1 W 3.1 810
June 15, 2012 06:34 80.5% 17.8 km/h 89 m 299.9 W 3.0 813
Oct. 5, 2011 06:39 88% 17.7 km/h 85 m 284.1 W 2.9 767 Stiv skulder og rygg, men ellers fin form. Auto-se
May 15, 2012 06:42 86.5% 17.4 km/h 87 m 281.4 W 2.9 779
Aug. 20, 2012 06:51 87.9% 17.2 km/h 87 m 259.4 W 2.9 762
April 29, 2013 06:56 149 bpm 16.7 km/h 88 m 0 W 0 762
May 26, 2012 07:01 79.5% 16.7 km/h 83 m 262.5 W 2.7 710
July 12, 2012 07:03 78.5% 16.6 km/h 88 m 267.7 W 2.8 749
June 22, 2016 07:06 85% 17.0 km/h 84 m 249.4 W 2.6 710
Aug. 22, 2012 07:14 74% 16.2 km/h 92 m 266.1 W 2.8 763
July 1, 2012 07:26 78.5% 15.8 km/h 93 m 267.1 W 2.7 751 Sleten, tok det rolig.
Sept. 30, 2012 07:28 79% 16.1 km/h 91 m 256.6 W 2.7 731
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