Cycling El Purche Monachil

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El Purche - Monachil

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8.7 %

Length: 6.5 km

Height start: 812 m

Height top: 1379 m

Ascent: 567 m

El Purche rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 2748 (all)
Ranking Spain: 256 (all)
Ranking Sierra Nevada: 26 (all)
Difficulty score: 77.14 what?

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The El Purche is situated in Andalucia and belongs to the Sierra Nevada . Starting from Monachil, the El Purche ascent is 6.5 km long. Over this distance, you climb 567 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8.7 %.

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Story by Paul Bateson from Granada, Spain, submitted on 25/08/2008
This is a very tough local climb used during Vuelta and highly rated by Tom Danielson. I actually make it an 8.5km climb and in places you almost come to a track stand. I have had many tourist/racing groups use the climb some have to walk sections, some take over 2 hours. My fastest is 38min using Rotor Q-Rings, 36x25 gearing. Not sure what Danielson did it in.
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