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  1. andreas 10:04, June 26, 2013
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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
andreas June 5, 2010 11:14 28.3 km/h 130 m 344.5 W 3.7 694
andreas Sept. 12, 2012 11:15 84.5% 26.1 km/h 123 m 369 W 298.0 W 4.1 656
lars July 27, 2010 11:16 74.9% 26.0 km/h 131 m 312.6 W 3.5 698
andreas Aug. 18, 2017 11:24 82% 25.6 km/h 123 m 304 W 271.7 W 3.8 647
kentrune June 18, 2013 11:28 87% 25.3 km/h 123 m 302.8 W 3.2 644
andreas Aug. 18, 2013 11:29 83.5% 24.8 km/h 121 m 274.5 W 3.2 632 Motvind
torsj July 13, 2014 11:36 88.9% 25.2 km/h 126 m 477.9 W 5.4 652
MrErvik Aug. 31, 2012 11:38 85% 24.9 km/h 126 m 303.6 W 3.1 650
andreas Aug. 5, 2013 11:38 81.5% 25.2 km/h 116 m 270.1 W 3.1 598
andreas June 6, 2014 11:41 81.5% 25.0 km/h 117 m 293 W 269.0 W 3.3 601
marhau July 4, 2016 11:45 24.8 km/h 126 m 245.1 W 3.5 643
kentrune Aug. 20, 2015 11:47 89.5% 24.8 km/h 126 m 290.7 W 3.1 642
tlangvold May 29, 2013 11:48 85.1% 24.6 km/h 131 m 285.2 W 3.3 666
tlangvold June 11, 2013 11:49 89.2% 24.8 km/h 128 m 282.4 W 3.3 650
royevegs June 7, 2012 11:50 171 bpm 24.6 km/h 124 m 260.9 W 3.2 629
torsj May 7, 2016 11:53 88.5% 24.6 km/h 126 m 454.1 W 5.4 636
torsj Aug. 15, 2014 11:56 88.5% 24.4 km/h 126 m 460.1 W 5.2 634
lars Aug. 24, 2011 12:00 84.3% 24.5 km/h 129 m 290.6 W 3.1 645
torsj May 18, 2015 12:00 84.6% 24.3 km/h 0 m 139.5 W 1.6
andreas June 19, 2011 12:01 77.5% 23.9 km/h 125 m 267.7 W 3.0 624
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