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  1. GeirEvensen 04:07, June 19, 2012
  2. GeirEvensen 04:16, June 19, 2012
  3. andreas 04:26, June 14, 2016


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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
GeirEvensen June 19, 2012 04:07 91.4% 24.4 km/h 89 m 407 W 432.3 W 4.9 1297
GeirEvensen June 19, 2012 04:16 92.4% 23.5 km/h 90 m 398 W 416.3 W 4.8 1266
andreas June 14, 2016 04:26 86% 22.4 km/h 89 m 396.4 W 4.6 1205
GeirEvensen June 11, 2013 04:27 92.9% 24.9 km/h 88 m 464.0 W 5.3 1187
alfgrotte June 11, 2013 04:27 33.2% 22.4 km/h 89 m 345.3 W 4.9 1200
andreas June 15, 2010 04:32 90.5% 22.0 km/h 91 m 420.4 W 4.6 1204
GeirEvensen June 11, 2013 04:32 91.4% 24.2 km/h 89 m 447.5 W 5.1 1178
alfgrotte June 11, 2013 04:32 78.4% 22.2 km/h 90 m 343.3 W 4.8 1191
GeirEvensen Aug. 5, 2014 04:34 88.9% 23.6 km/h 86 m 314 W 401.0 W 3.6 1130
GeirEvensen Aug. 6, 2013 04:39 89.4% 24.3 km/h 84 m 418.5 W 4.8 1084
andreas June 14, 2016 04:39 85% 21.4 km/h 89 m 373.9 W 4.4 1148
andreas June 13, 2017 04:39 86% 21.4 km/h 89 m 356.0 W 4.5 1148
GeirEvensen Feb. 15, 2014 04:52 89.4% 20.5 km/h 97 m 338 W 393.7 W 3.8 1196
GeirEvensen Aug. 4, 2015 04:52 87.9% 20.4 km/h 90 m 300 W 362.3 W 3.5 1110
andreas June 21, 2011 04:55 90.5% 20.3 km/h 90 m 364.6 W 4.1 1098 Motvind, felt
andreas June 13, 2017 04:57 87% 20.1 km/h 89 m 328.8 W 4.1 1079
andreas June 15, 2010 05:00 87% 20.0 km/h 90 m 371.1 W 4.0 1080
andreas Aug. 6, 2013 05:00 90% 20.0 km/h 17 m 125.2 W 1.4 204
andreas June 19, 2012 05:04 88% 20.0 km/h 91 m 357 W 356.1 W 4.0 1078
LedZep June 11, 2013 05:09 93.0% 23.7 km/h 80 m 308.9 W 4.1 932
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