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
Global Cycling Network 2 måneder siden
How do you think you'd fare against each of these riders? Let us know in the comments 👇
fingerstyle for JESUS
fingerstyle for JESUS 2 dager siden
Wow nice insight 👍
Wofford Wolf
Wofford Wolf 4 dager siden
Im pretty fit and very skinny so my guess is id take around 8 minutes.
tjlazr 4 dager siden
Got my first road bike a couple of months ago and though I'd say my base fitness is a bit better than Freddy I am definitely in the same category, some pros near me use the same routes and I can honestly not understand how they can sustain such amazing pace
Bjorn Arnesen
Bjorn Arnesen 7 dager siden
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.
Bart Wellisley
Bart Wellisley 9 dager siden
Stupid example. This is pure endurance, nothing to do with skill.
Judith Kelly
Judith Kelly 6 timer siden
Put Fred on a expensive bike and you guys one mid and cheap bikes
Georg A. Pflüger
Georg A. Pflüger 12 timer siden
It would have been nice to see the heart rate, power level (watts) and hight (meter) and time etc. of the three bikers in comparison. Also to tell people how you can get to a different level. But anyways, thank you, great idea and nice clip! Inspiring!
Phil Gray
Phil Gray 15 timer siden
Great effort Freddie. I've seen a few pukers in hill climb races. One guy with a similar build to you could almost tear a bike apart and he could climb and sprint. Never had enough brain power to be a contender though.
lai khengsoon
lai khengsoon 16 timer siden
Freddie, you are too heavy to do cycling.
mtb grandpa
mtb grandpa 19 timer siden
j pg
j pg 22 timer siden
How could I forget that tush in voltaggio, stop tripping the du ca ti
D Huck
D Huck 23 timer siden
I'm no pro but i get my kicks from racing the highend cyclists up hills on my fixie wearing my charharts. Gotta say I rarely lose to my fancy carbon counterparts and when I do I think I have a valid excuse lol
william carson
william carson Dag siden
just here cuz i thought that was lance in the thumbnail
MoMadenU Dag siden
I'd love to know how much they all weighed after the climb. I bet Andrew lost more grams than the other 2 combined. That's the whole thing; how much of your mass can you convert to energy and how fast can you do it.
edbro Aotearoa
edbro Aotearoa Dag siden
Needed a Freddy that weighed about the same
Peeticek Dag siden
Nice to see that some pro is wearing short socks..
s34nVideos Dag siden
I was wondering about the hardware. I was surprised that it wasn't discussed. Surely the pro has a way better and faster bike, no? I was hoping to see everybody on the same bike
Phil Gray
Phil Gray 15 timer siden
No good chasing a bike that weighs 500 grammes less than everyone elses if they weigh 30 kilos less than you. Same with Moto GP.
Ian Hatch
Ian Hatch Dag siden
Freddie went off too fast, a steady pace and using the gears to increase the pace rather than speeding up his peddling would have suited him better. As an ex mountain bike amateur, living in Wales by some of the best tracks we have to offer, a Sunday morning outing would have us cycling uphill for 2 hours for a 10/15 minute downhill blast.
Marvin Moldez
Marvin Moldez Dag siden
Lmao even the name is lightweight
Juilo Rodriguez
Juilo Rodriguez 2 dager siden
They really do look the part too don’t they
beuttenmuller 2 dager siden
amazing how he makes so easy ! nice video guys, ! thank you
don christie
don christie 2 dager siden
There isn’t a hill that I cannot push my bike up😬
krzaku1983 2 dager siden
I hate you🤣. Love it
Buck Tarbrush
Buck Tarbrush 2 dager siden
Also I wouldn't agree with your statement that 92kg is a normal and healthy weight. Thats 14 and half stone FFS!
Buck Tarbrush
Buck Tarbrush 2 dager siden
So basically, no matter how good you think you are, there's always some smug git who's better than you. Which is the reason I don't compete in sport any more. Just do it for fun.
Lothburke 2 dager siden
Seen a video about Andrew's bike, it weights about the same as a box of cornflakes 🤔 surely this is a huge advantage.
Darren Jackson
Darren Jackson 2 dager siden
Depends on how much drugs they choose to do.
reubs91 2 dager siden
Removing bar tape will make 0% difference
Nikki Hill
Nikki Hill 2 dager siden Essendo solo una parte del quadro generale, i paesi in via di sviluppo attivo del Terzo Mondo sono uniti in interi gruppi della loro specie. D'altro canto, la consultazione di un'ampia risorsa è cruciale per analizzare i modelli di comportamento esistenti. Le conclusioni preliminari sono deludenti: l'agenda economica di oggi parla delle possibilità di ulteriori direzioni di sviluppo! È gratificante, cittadini, vedere come la ricerca approfondita sui concorrenti sia solo un metodo di partecipazione politica e sia chiusa all'interno dei propri vincoli razionali.💋 このように、内部構造の強化と発展により、緊急のニーズを満たす人材育成システムの重要性を評価することが可能になります。これらの問題の重要性は非常に明白であるため、既存の理論は影響の形態の可能性について語っています。
Youtube Account
Youtube Account 3 dager siden
This reminded me what I love most about e-bikes. Every time somebody blows me away uphill, I can tell myself they must have an e-bike.
memyselfundeye 3 dager siden
After cycling for the better part of 2 decades in flat boring florida and thinking i was a decent cyclist, i moved to Seattle and thanks to the cascade mountains and hills everywhere, i have become Freddie! When you pop out of your driveway and the street immediately is a 8 degree incline, it tends to dampen your expectations for the rest of the ride😁
Joshua Beconi
Joshua Beconi 3 dager siden
I used to eat, breathe and sleep moto and mtb. I haven't pedaled serious in 10 years @((( I'm ashamed of myself @((🚲
We need more freddie.
KP Schlov
KP Schlov 4 dager siden
lets take 30 kg more on your back and after that try the same test!! then will be much more suitable and rightly! You dont inform us what bikes are used i.e. what is their weights?
North Speed Cycle
North Speed Cycle 5 dager siden
I see Freddie coming back one day and stomping that 13 minute climb 😎
lindsay seabright
lindsay seabright 6 dager siden
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.
SceneYoTu 6 dager siden
MiKe 6 dager siden
Why all thumbs down. Must be men living in moms basement and can’t afford a bike.
MrMrzlcu 6 dager siden
The challenge was to be between athletes of the same weight
monsiuer smartypants
monsiuer smartypants 6 dager siden
How much is 68 kilograms translated to english
chocksaway100 7 dager siden
Absolutely fascinating video well done to the 3 of you.
Trevor Key
Trevor Key 7 dager siden
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
Brad Clifton
Brad Clifton 7 dager siden
How would that look if you were on identical bikes?
Frank Raucci
Frank Raucci 7 dager siden
What was the mph or kph for the riders I don’t know how watts work.
Claus Lindemann
Claus Lindemann 8 dager siden
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!
Bernie Wiebenga
Bernie Wiebenga 8 dager siden
I'd be curious to know if you and Andrew had a weight vest and you were all the same weight as Freddie?
Stephen Soltero
Stephen Soltero 8 dager siden
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!
Bernhard Fischer
Bernhard Fischer 8 dager siden
Try this again and add weights on the lighter boys. Wonder how much difference that will give.
Spangas 8 dager siden
Now do it without the lycra
Jean-Paul D'Oria
Jean-Paul D'Oria 8 dager siden
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 💪
Brian K Kinney
Brian K Kinney 9 dager siden
What, you went a picked the heaviest rookie you could find??? Way too large for climbing.
Nikhil Shikarkhane
Nikhil Shikarkhane 9 dager siden
What abt differences in bikes?
Very simple investing
Very simple investing 9 dager siden
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.
udubidub 9 dager siden
don't even need a hill just turning 53/11 on the flat would sort it too.
Viktor Sarosi
Viktor Sarosi 9 dager siden
the challenge should be repeated with 30 kg add-on weight on the pro and the amateur guy's back for fair play
Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien 9 dager siden
should have all used the same style bike. Freddies bike looks like it weighs a lot more
E McDowell
E McDowell 9 dager siden
I like it 🤗
Global Cycling Network
Global Cycling Network 9 dager siden
18magicMARKer 9 dager siden
The pro probably has a $10k bike and the beginner sub $1k... let's see them switch bike
Logan Daniels
Logan Daniels 10 dager siden
Damn it Freddy, he said not to start fast
Douglis Wener
Douglis Wener 10 dager siden
The greedy freon principally head because answer biologically desert amongst a wet sarah. plastic, sour orchid
Nathan Jack
Nathan Jack 10 dager siden
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.
alex 10 dager siden
Pros are on another planet.
Alex hogg
Alex hogg 10 dager siden
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
Jason Monks
Jason Monks 10 dager siden
Great video guys. What gearing were you all using ? Hope you all had the same !
ns671fr 10 dager siden
Isn't a beginner to some range extent also an amateur
Panos B.E.P
Panos B.E.P 10 dager siden
carrying 30kg more is a serious drawback for the stopwatch ;)
Ron Jeremy
Ron Jeremy 11 dager siden
Well the difference in the elites is genetics and the drug program as well. Crazy genetics though let’s not get it twisted.
Roy Evans
Roy Evans 11 dager siden
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.
Lorna Gray
Lorna Gray 11 dager siden
24kg weight difference between Oli and Freddie - strap a sack of coal on to Oli's bike then go again!!
Stuart Crabbe
Stuart Crabbe 11 dager siden
.... 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 🤣
Leptotila wellsi
Leptotila wellsi 11 dager siden
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!
Pamela Heiligenthal
Pamela Heiligenthal 11 dager siden
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?
Dr 2Stroke
Dr 2Stroke 11 dager siden
i thought all pros use performance enhances though
Matthew Hortop
Matthew Hortop 11 dager siden
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
CptD D
CptD D 11 dager siden
Freddy Krueger
Mike Kobb
Mike Kobb 11 dager siden
What is the elevation gain of this climb? If it was mentioned, I missed it.
Hallie 11 dager siden
Freddie wants 30kg to lose.
CMSgt Jason H
CMSgt Jason H 11 dager siden
On Your Left
On Your Left 12 dager siden
As Mark Twain once said most eloquently, “Comparison is the death of joy”. Ride on Freddie!
Johan Du Plessis
Johan Du Plessis 12 dager siden
Freddie needs to lose 30kg.
Boyo Bane
Boyo Bane 13 dager siden
I wasn't expecting the pro to be so noticably faster than such a dedicated amateur.
Mike Burke
Mike Burke 13 dager siden
You should all ride the same bikes better comparison
GoWikus Community Production Channel Official
GoWikus Community Production Channel Official 13 dager siden
Kelkschiz 13 dager siden
The biggest thing that separates the best cyclists from the rest of us.... PEDs.
You are soul
You are soul 14 dager siden
I like the music.
Tom Weis
Tom Weis 15 dager siden
Damn I just ordered fresh bar tape...
Ultimate Basses
Ultimate Basses 15 dager siden
Bring Freddie back in September. Betcha he'll knock at least 5 minutes off his time. "You can do it".
Carlo Pampuri
Carlo Pampuri 15 dager siden
92kg? It's not a different level comparison... it's a DIFFERENT SPORT comparison ahah
Lothburke 15 dager siden
Still patiently waiting for some more Freddie material. 😎💪
n30pyr0 15 dager siden
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.
Ron 15 dager siden
that self count down was great.
tasmedic 15 dager siden
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.
Guoxiang 15 dager siden
getting them to do the "beep beep beep" is hilarious
Dusko Dusko
Dusko Dusko 15 dager siden
Freddie has more then 92kg, would say 100-105kg
Siddarth 15 dager siden
That massive unit bulky guy is a beginner at cycling up massive hills? No way . *Suprised pikachu face*
Tim Sutton
Tim Sutton 16 dager siden
90kg+ Clydesdales checking in!
Glenn Stavem
Glenn Stavem 16 dager siden
Geez. I'd be screaming for the moose just going down this hill...
Keith Breaux
Keith Breaux 16 dager siden
Well done Freddy!!! Keep up the good work.
N Z 17 dager siden
Wonderful ! But afterwards the three of you should have gone for an espresso and gelato, You Earned It !
Tim Prince
Tim Prince 17 dager siden
Tips for being a better climbers!
Karim Awenat
Karim Awenat 17 dager siden
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.
Effect Without Cause
Effect Without Cause 17 dager siden
So what was Freddie's average power and why wasn't it compared?
johnathan wetherill
johnathan wetherill 17 dager siden
FFS the guy was 92 kgs . Do you have any idea what difference that makes up hills ?
Abe Peterson
Abe Peterson 17 dager siden
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.
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