1.1 km
54 m
4.8 %
###### Best efforts
1. 02:45, July 3, 2012
2. 03:09, Sept. 3, 2011
3. 03:10, May 19, 2012

Trip Duration Avg HR Avg Speed Ascent Power Power (est) Avg power/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 3, 2012 02:45 94.4% 25.5 km/h 52 m 354 W 339.9 W 5.4 1135
Sept. 3, 2011 03:09 87.8% 21.5 km/h 51 m 267.6 W 4.2 971
May 19, 2012 03:10 93.4% 21.7 km/h 59 m 286 W 309.5 W 4.4 1118
May 26, 2012 03:13 87.2% 20.6 km/h 58 m 284.6 W 4.4 1082
May 22, 2012 04:08 85.2% 15.8 km/h 57 m 211.4 W 3.3 827
May 15, 2012 04:11 79.6% 15.0 km/h 54 m 182.7 W 2.8 775
June 2, 2012 04:13 78.6% 16.5 km/h 53 m 200 W 195.0 W 3.1 754
June 19, 2012 04:17 73.5% 15.3 km/h 55 m 195.8 W 3.0 770
June 10, 2012 04:20 79.6% 16.2 km/h 50 m 193 W 181.5 W 3.0 692
July 27, 2012 04:24 69.9% 15.3 km/h 54 m 199 W 183.9 W 3.2 736
June 29, 2012 04:26 75% 15.3 km/h 56 m 199.6 W 3.1 758
July 4, 2012 04:29 77.6% 15.7 km/h 50 m 185 W 174.2 W 2.8 669
June 9, 2012 04:58 74.5% 13.7 km/h 57 m 178 W 174.5 W 2.7 689
July 25, 2012 05:05 69.4% 12.6 km/h 59 m 162.9 W 2.6 696
May 19, 2012 05:08 77.6% 13.4 km/h 60 m 158 W 176.1 W 2.4 701
June 19, 2012 05:08 67.9% 13.7 km/h 54 m 169 W 162.2 W 2.6 631
June 22, 2012 05:21 67.3% 12.6 km/h 57 m 159 W 159.8 W 2.4 639
June 17, 2012 05:37 63.3% 12.1 km/h 53 m 156 W 143.0 W 2.4 566
May 17, 2012 05:43 67.3% 11.9 km/h 54 m 147 W 142.3 W 2.3 567
June 16, 2012 05:51 62.2% 12.0 km/h 54 m 131 W 136.2 W 2.0 554
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