How Fast Do Pros Cycle Uphill? | Beginner VS Amateur VS Pro: Hill Climb Edition

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    Cycling fast uphill is the often considered to be the ultimate test of a rider's strength on the bike, climbs are where the biggest races are often decided and its where no amount of spending on gear can make up for a lack of strength in your legs! So what really marks out a world class climber? We've brought a beginner, an amateur and a pro to the bottom of a local climb to find out!
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Global Cycling Network
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How do you think you'd fare against each of these riders? Let us know in the comments 👇

Vor Monat
Bjorn Arnesen
Bjorn Arnesen

Andrew and Ollie would leave me in their dust, though I'd be slightly faster than Freddy provided I have my metric to US Customary Units conversions right.

Vor 2 Tage
Bart Wellisley
Bart Wellisley

Stupid example. This is pure endurance, nothing to do with skill.

Vor 3 Tage
Katsoulinos
Katsoulinos

I'll eat them for breakfast!!! And since I'm eating cyclists for breakfast, I really can't cycle like one. Me and my 130kg...

Vor 5 Tage
Peter Medhurst
Peter Medhurst

beaten feath in a hill climb before, he's slow

Vor 6 Tage
Kasper Klein Breteler
Kasper Klein Breteler

Next up: Even the odds by packing some lead. Bike + rider + lead should be 100kg

Vor 15 Tage
lindsay seabright
lindsay seabright

Like to have a go. I look for hills on my ride. average 1000 ft per 10 miles. Climbing hills is more fun than going down them.

Vor 12 Stunden
SceneYoTu
SceneYoTu

🙇‍♂️😊

Vor 12 Stunden
MiKe
MiKe

Why all thumbs down. Must be men living in moms basement and can’t afford a bike.

Vor 15 Stunden
MrMrzlcu
MrMrzlcu

The challenge was to be between athletes of the same weight

Vor 15 Stunden
monsiuer smartypants
monsiuer smartypants

How much is 68 kilograms translated to english

Vor Tag
chocksaway100
chocksaway100

Absolutely fascinating video well done to the 3 of you.

Vor Tag
Trevor Key
Trevor Key

Think we all knew that would be the result more or less it would have been nice to know what cassettes and main rings were did the pro use the big ring all the way up etc etc Trevor K

Vor Tag
Brad Clifton
Brad Clifton

How would that look if you were on identical bikes?

Vor 2 Tage
Frank Raucci
Frank Raucci

What was the mph or kph for the riders I don’t know how watts work.

Vor 2 Tage
Claus Lindemann
Claus Lindemann

I used to be in that kind of shape, at 96 kilos and 50 of years I would be happy to that climp in half an hour. Well done guys!

Vor 2 Tage
Bernie Wiebenga
Bernie Wiebenga

I'd be curious to know if you and Andrew had a weight vest and you were all the same weight as Freddie?

Vor 2 Tage
Stephen Soltero
Stephen Soltero

Damn, inviting a 202lb 90+kg dude to ride up a steep pitch like this is brutal. That's like putting a fish in the Sahara and seeing how far it can make it. I know this is more in fun than anything, but next time picking a beginner who's more in your weight range maybe a bit more informative. Or, you don 60lb vests for good measure. Also, 385W up that climb at 65kg IS professional climbing output. They just sustain that output for 20-50 minutes!

Vor 2 Tage
Bernhard Fischer
Bernhard Fischer

Try this again and add weights on the lighter boys. Wonder how much difference that will give.

Vor 2 Tage
Spangas
Spangas

Now do it without the lycra

Vor 2 Tage
Jean-Paul D'Oria
Jean-Paul D'Oria

Hey think you should get all with the same weight as the heaviest Freddie and make a comparison then. Would interesting and funny too😃. That means maybe putting some weight in a backpack... then I think we can at least remove the weight handicap of Freddie! What do you think ? We do want to see Freddie’s progress too in other vids 💪

Vor 3 Tage
Brian K Kinney
Brian K Kinney

What, you went a picked the heaviest rookie you could find??? Way too large for climbing.

Vor 3 Tage
Nikhil Shikarkhane
Nikhil Shikarkhane

What abt differences in bikes?

Vor 3 Tage
Very simple investing
Very simple investing

Unfortunately one of the biggest things to separate the top cyclists from the rest of us is amount of money they can spend on enhanced substances which can’t be detected by simple tests.

Vor 3 Tage
udubidub
udubidub

don't even need a hill just turning 53/11 on the flat would sort it too.

Vor 3 Tage
Viktor Sarosi
Viktor Sarosi

the challenge should be repeated with 30 kg add-on weight on the pro and the amateur guy's back for fair play

Vor 3 Tage
Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien

should have all used the same style bike. Freddies bike looks like it weighs a lot more

Vor 3 Tage
E McDowell
E McDowell

I like it 🤗

Vor 4 Tage
Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network

Thanks!

Vor 3 Tage
18magicMARKer
18magicMARKer

The pro probably has a $10k bike and the beginner sub $1k... let's see them switch bike

Vor 4 Tage
Logan Daniels
Logan Daniels

Damn it Freddy, he said not to start fast

Vor 4 Tage
Douglis Wener
Douglis Wener

The greedy freon principally head because answer biologically desert amongst a wet sarah. plastic, sour orchid

Vor 4 Tage
Nathan Jack
Nathan Jack

Get off the public roads! You wonder why you get killed when a 2ton vechicle travelling at 100km/h hit you. Its not rocket science. No point being right and suing someone if ypur dead or in a wheel chair. #DARWINISM@itsbest Idiots.

Vor 4 Tage
alex
alex

Pros are on another planet.

Vor 4 Tage
Alex hogg
Alex hogg

Would be good to hear your and the "pro's" option on how you could improve with technique etc then try again in 6months time and see the time improvement

Vor 4 Tage
Jason Monks
Jason Monks

Great video guys. What gearing were you all using ? Hope you all had the same !

Vor 4 Tage
ns671fr
ns671fr

Isn't a beginner to some range extent also an amateur

Vor 4 Tage
Panos B.E.P
Panos B.E.P

carrying 30kg more is a serious drawback for the stopwatch ;)

Vor 4 Tage
Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy

Well the difference in the elites is genetics and the drug program as well. Crazy genetics though let’s not get it twisted.

Vor 5 Tage
Roy Evans
Roy Evans

I'm about the same weight as Freddie and he looks massive compared to those two lol. He did amazingly well and it must have hurt. Nice one. Andrew is phenomenal. Just shows how much can be achieved with hard work. Ollie is my target to aim for. If I could get as good as that I would be well happy. Long way to go.

Vor 5 Tage
Lorna Gray
Lorna Gray

24kg weight difference between Oli and Freddie - strap a sack of coal on to Oli's bike then go again!!

Vor 5 Tage
Stuart Crabbe
Stuart Crabbe

.... been watching all these GCN videos and I completely thought Ollie was pro, albeit not competing international races anymore. I’ve ordered a new bike for the spring and now I’m going to feel even less of a beginner 🤣

Vor 5 Tage
Leptotila wellsi
Leptotila wellsi

Okay, nice video, really strong, fit & above all young riders. Would love you to do this climb with three older gents. Say, 70 - 80 year old. Might they have to walk. I am 78, took up road cycling at 73. Over 6ft. weigh 73kg very keen & determined but much over 12% will struggle. In my next life I would smash that little bump!

Vor 5 Tage
Pamela Heiligenthal
Pamela Heiligenthal

But what about the HOW? Give us more details on HOW to improve our performance, and HOW Freddie was able to achieve this goal. What has he done to prepare for uphill cycling, and what were some of his key takeaways and challenges to get to where he is?

Vor 5 Tage
Dr 2Stroke
Dr 2Stroke

i thought all pros use performance enhances though

Vor 5 Tage
Matthew Hortop
Matthew Hortop

92kg isn't a normal weight! I'm 6'1 and 99kg and I'm being told I have to get down to 85kg to just get in my healthy range (BMI - Bullshit Measuring Indicator). I haven't been that weight since my teens! haha

Vor 5 Tage
CptD D
CptD D

Freddy Krueger

Vor 5 Tage
Mike Kobb
Mike Kobb

What is the elevation gain of this climb? If it was mentioned, I missed it.

Vor 6 Tage
Hallie
Hallie

Freddie wants 30kg to lose.

Vor 6 Tage
CMSgt Jason H
CMSgt Jason H

FairPlay

Vor 6 Tage
On Your Left
On Your Left

As Mark Twain once said most eloquently, “Comparison is the death of joy”. Ride on Freddie!

Vor 6 Tage
Johan Du Plessis
Johan Du Plessis

Freddie needs to lose 30kg.

Vor 6 Tage
Boyo Bane
Boyo Bane

I wasn't expecting the pro to be so noticably faster than such a dedicated amateur.

Vor 7 Tage
Mike Burke
Mike Burke

You should all ride the same bikes better comparison

Vor 7 Tage
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GoWikus Community Production Channel Official

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Vor 7 Tage
Kelkschiz
Kelkschiz

The biggest thing that separates the best cyclists from the rest of us.... PEDs.

Vor 7 Tage
You are soul
You are soul

I like the music.

Vor 8 Tage
Tom Weis
Tom Weis

Damn I just ordered fresh bar tape...

Vor 9 Tage
Ultimate Basses
Ultimate Basses

Bring Freddie back in September. Betcha he'll knock at least 5 minutes off his time. "You can do it".

Vor 9 Tage
Carlo Pampuri
Carlo Pampuri

92kg? It's not a different level comparison... it's a DIFFERENT SPORT comparison ahah

Vor 9 Tage
Lothburke
Lothburke

Still patiently waiting for some more Freddie material. 😎💪

Vor 9 Tage
n30pyr0
n30pyr0

I don't know if anybody did the math in the previous comments but here it goes: 2.6km in 5m20s, that's 29,25km/h on average for Andrew, 6m40s that's 23,4km/h on averager for Ollie and 13m28s that's 11,58km/h on average for Freddie.

Vor 9 Tage
Ron
Ron

that self count down was great.

Vor 9 Tage
tasmedic
tasmedic

At 92Kg body weight, the beginner was probably doing quite a good job in terms of Watts. He might make a very good rower. VO2 is generally down to 2 things. Heredity, and performance enhancing drugs. Then, there's training, which can add a bit on. If you look like a skeleton with legs like a Frog before you take up cycling, it's probably the sport for you! As regards training, that is also very important, especially in terms of planning how you handle the various challenges during each outing. But if you're a mesomorph like our beginner here, then you might enjoy some cycling, but you're not in any way designed for it.

Vor 9 Tage
Guoxiang
Guoxiang

getting them to do the "beep beep beep" is hilarious

Vor 10 Tage
Dusko Dusko
Dusko Dusko

Freddie has more then 92kg, would say 100-105kg

Vor 10 Tage
Siddarth
Siddarth

That massive unit bulky guy is a beginner at cycling up massive hills? No way . *Suprised pikachu face*

Vor 10 Tage
Tim Sutton
Tim Sutton

90kg+ Clydesdales checking in!

Vor 10 Tage
Glenn Stavem
Glenn Stavem

Geez. I'd be screaming for the moose just going down this hill...

Vor 11 Tage
Keith Breaux
Keith Breaux

Well done Freddy!!! Keep up the good work.

Vor 11 Tage
N Z
N Z

Wonderful ! But afterwards the three of you should have gone for an espresso and gelato, You Earned It !

Vor 11 Tage
Tim Prince
Tim Prince

Tips for being a better climbers!

Vor 11 Tage
Karim Awenat
Karim Awenat

would be great to see them weight equalised... even at 385W power from Freddie the extra 25 kilos would add more than a min to his time.

Vor 11 Tage
Effect Without Cause
Effect Without Cause

So what was Freddie's average power and why wasn't it compared?

Vor 12 Tage
johnathan wetherill
johnathan wetherill

FFS the guy was 92 kgs . Do you have any idea what difference that makes up hills ?

Vor 12 Tage
Abe Peterson
Abe Peterson

But did you all have the same gear ratios? I get fitness is a big play but Feather really seemed liked he wants pushing all that hard based on how slow his reps were but how fast he was moving.

Vor 12 Tage
youngernesto
youngernesto

Andrew casually climbing on his 53/12

Vor 12 Tage
Paggi10no
Paggi10no

Ollie the first time you've beaten anyone up a climb well done!

Vor 12 Tage
Matt
Matt

Freddie went for the 500m track record!

Vor 12 Tage
D K
D K

I'm. It sure I could desend that hill in that time

Vor 13 Tage
bex0r
bex0r

i love it when average people claim "I'm fit". bruh.... DYER? he DUSTED you mate

Vor 13 Tage
Rhikes Manalang
Rhikes Manalang

I like that his name is also light weight.... Andrew Feather!😁

Vor 13 Tage
Andres De Brigard
Andres De Brigard

I wish you had all used the same bike, it seems to me Freddie had a clear disadvantage using a more entry-level bike...

Vor 13 Tage
Juan Diego Pazmino
Juan Diego Pazmino

Ridiculous not even a climb, come to Ecuador you would die

Vor 13 Tage
CodeKujo
CodeKujo

Freddie was the hero in this vid, inspiring effort man!

Vor 13 Tage
Actaeon
Actaeon

We want more Freddie!

Vor 14 Tage
Boulder Coral
Boulder Coral

More Freddie videos please. He represent us! Go job Freddie

Vor 14 Tage
madrx2
madrx2

I’m 98kg and 6foot. I’d obliterate any of these guys on a 60 second sprint but any more than that....I’d be done

Vor 14 Tage
MonchoSinger
MonchoSinger

They have differents bikes.

Vor 15 Tage
Shaurya
Shaurya

their shoes are different ones they are on the top thats sus

Vor 15 Tage
Kevin Legrande
Kevin Legrande

Everyone should have ballast weight to make it even, otherwise no real data here.

Vor 16 Tage
Rémi Romac
Rémi Romac

Freddie is a beginner ? I wish I was a Freddie lol.

Vor 16 Tage
Robi-chan
Robi-chan

good video

Vor 16 Tage
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Vor 16 Tage
Erry Moestafa
Erry Moestafa

Two thumbs up for Freddie! Not only because he's a beginner, but that he is also "carrying" an additional weight of 27kg compared to the pro guy.

Vor 16 Tage
Edmund Gil
Edmund Gil

I LOVED this video! Olly is a star, no matter what! Great job, bros! I mean, gents! 😉

Vor 17 Tage
Angela molloy
Angela molloy

https://youtu.be/FQJz3W1-1pw

Vor 18 Tage
Noob Gog
Noob Gog

I am good at hills but bad at long plain rides

Vor 19 Tage
Mark Jones
Mark Jones

I reckon I might keep up on the descent.

Vor 20 Tage
Her Ni
Her Ni

Freddie!!!!

Vor 20 Tage
Dorin Munteanu
Dorin Munteanu

Stay hydrated !

Vor 20 Tage
herobo123456
herobo123456

So what were the watts of the beginner? We will never know

Vor 20 Tage
Graham Phillips
Graham Phillips

The weight of each rider should have been put into the equation,

Vor 21 Tag
Gareth Paulls
Gareth Paulls

Loving the Sungods Ollie!

Vor 21 Tag
Captain Jed Ullrich
Captain Jed Ullrich

“Oh, I was laboring” I wasn’t breathing hard but you know. Laboring.

Vor 21 Tag
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