Cycling VAM Berg Wijster

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VAM Berg - Wijster

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 9.7 %

Length: 0.38 km

Altitude start: 3 m

Altitude top: 40 m

Ascent: 37 m

VAM Berg rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 10468 (all)
Ranking Netherlands: 8 (all)
Difficulty score: 23.38 what?

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The VAM Berg is situated in Drenthe. Starting from Wijster, the VAM Berg ascent is 0.38 km long. Over this distance, you climb 37 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 9.7 %.

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Story by Roland Schuyer from Dwingeloo, Nederland, submitted on 22/12/2008
On the official website of the Vuelta 2009 I saw that the first climb for the mountain jersey will be a cote of the 4th categorie. On the site they call it the Cota de Witteveen. It’s about 30 minutes cycling from where I live and it’s locally known as the VAM-berg. The hill (it’s not really a mountain) is artificial and made of rubbish and covered with soil. The VAM company recycles rubbish and the parts which are not recyclable were put on a pile. On the top (alt 40 m) there’s a visitors center and you have a great view over our province (Drenthe) which is mainly flat (watch the first stage of the 2009 Vuelta on TV). The climb is about 380 m long and over that distance you climb 37 meters; so the average percentage is 9,7%. There are some steep parts, some say up to 16%, but the surface is of smooth asphalt. Because its a short climb, you can do the climb a few times and it will take you a short while to cover the almost 400 m (by 13 km/h on 32x23 itll be 1min45). In the northern part of the Netherlands there is no climb of this distance, maximum- and average percentage; the Posbank is longer and higher but far less steep. This climb looks a bit like those in Limburg (e.g. Keutenberg).
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