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  1. tor 02:13, May 24, 2011
  2. christian 02:14, May 24, 2011
  3. tor 02:17, July 28, 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
tor May 24, 2011 02:13 90.8% 30.5 km/h 49 m 489 W 512.2 W 5.9 1326
christian May 24, 2011 02:14 91.8% 30.0 km/h 51 m 414 W 461.1 W 5.9 1370
tor July 28, 2011 02:17 89.2% 29.3 km/h 49 m 505 W 479.1 W 6.2 1288
tor Aug. 1, 2011 02:28 84.6% 27.8 km/h 51 m 421 W 448.5 W 5.2 1241
tor Oct. 24, 2011 02:30 93.8% 27.0 km/h 56 m 467.2 W 5.7 1344
kjetil July 24, 2012 02:31 87.2% 26.9 km/h 53 m 454 W 462.5 W 5.3 1264
tor Oct. 31, 2011 02:35 90.3% 26.3 km/h 53 m 431.6 W 5.3 1231
christian Aug. 28, 2011 02:36 84.5% 26.1 km/h 53 m 374 W 378.2 W 5.4 1223
kjetil Oct. 17, 2013 02:36 82.1% 24.7 km/h 52 m 420.5 W 4.9 1200
kjetil Aug. 18, 2013 02:37 86.7% 24.5 km/h 47 m 385.3 W 4.5 1078
tor March 20, 2011 02:38 91.8% 27.4 km/h 55 m 432 W 456.3 W 5.2 1253
christian June 3, 2010 02:40 83.6% 29.9 km/h 53 m 417.2 W 6.0 1193
christian Sept. 10, 2011 02:41 50.7% 25.5 km/h 50 m 393 W 349.7 W 5.7 1118
tor Feb. 29, 2012 02:44 93.3% 24.9 km/h 53 m 416.5 W 5.0 1163
tor April 12, 2011 02:46 90.3% 26.9 km/h 54 m 429 W 438.1 W 5.0 1171 Auto
tor May 4, 2011 02:47 86.2% 26.8 km/h 53 m 417 W 425.8 W 4.9 1143
tor June 25, 2011 02:47 91.3% 26.3 km/h 48 m 396 W 385.6 W 4.8 1035
christian June 26, 2016 02:47 80.7% 24.8 km/h 52 m 354 W 368.0 W 4.7 1121
tor May 22, 2011 02:48 90.8% 27.0 km/h 57 m 422 W 441.0 W 5.1 1221
tor Nov. 14, 2011 02:48 88.2% 24.5 km/h 54 m 408 W 393.8 W 5.0 1157
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