\( \def\bold#1{\bf #1} \newcommand{\d}{\mathrm{d}} \) European Climb index - About

Power Uphill

bike mass [kg]
body mass [kg]
altitude gain [m]
climb length [km]
gradient [%]
time [s]
speed [km/h]
power [W]
power/mass [W/kg]
climbrate [m/min]

average power on climb stage

The Author

  • Sirko Kamusella
  • born 1987, living in Dresden, Germany
  • PhD in solid state physics
  • road cycling since 2000, 500...600 hours training per year, all-rounder with climbing and long distance qualities
  • organizer and initiator of ElbSpitze
  • benchmarks: Alp d'Huez at 4.65 W/kg (2011), Dlouha Louka 5.12 W/kg over 24 minutes (2015), Hrob 5.22 W/kg over 20 minutes (2015), Heimat STRONG 2011: mid Section 2.88 W/kg average over 12 hours, vO2max = 0.70 ml/kg/min (2013); long distance triathlon in 9:22 (2017); marathon 2:57 (2016)
  • favourite climbs: Dlouha Louka, Rückenhain, Monte Grappa, Transalpina
  • favourite cycling regions: České středohoří, Black Forest

My Bikes

"Das gute Cube", since 2009, my favourite and best looking bike
highlights: Elbspitze 2010..2012, STRONG, Sierra Nevada, Black Forest, Romania, Ironman
"Plasteding", since 2013, because I finally wanted to climb faster, no style, only performance
highlights: Elbspitze since 2013, Ötzi 2014 (7:56), climb records
"Arbeitsrad", since 2017, fully equipped against the daily rough condition of commuting
"Mistkarrn", since 2002, gets all old stuff from the more expensive road bikes
highlights: 9 amazing bike holidays in the alps, my first crash to hospital at Timmelsjoch
"Merida", 2008-2009, the bike I never cleaned, last time to buy a bike from a local shop, lost in crash
highlights: ... first Elbspitze!
"Stevens", 2002-2008, spend my whole youth at this amazing bike, lost it in a horrible crash with a left-turning car at the very first Elbspitze attempt, still missing it
highlights: several records in Dlouha Louka, first solo 400 km ride
"Fischer", ...-2002, my first serious bike to start doing endurance sports at the age of twelve.
highlights: lost several pounds on it, first two bike trips in the alps including Stelvio