Victor Campenaerts breaks Tadej Pogačar's Coll de Rates Strava record

The Belgian climbed the Spanish mountain 13 seconds quicker than Pogačar on Saturday February 12

Victor Campenaerts Strava Coll de Rates
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Victor Campenaerts has set Strava's fastest ascent of the iconic Coll de Rates mountain in Spain, beating the previous record set by Tadej Pogačar by 13 seconds.

Maintaining an average gradient of 6.6 per cent on a 9.7 kilometre route, Coll de Rates featured most recently on the 2021 Vuelta a España, has 645 metres of climbing, and is often cited as a staple for cyclists when in the Costa Blanca region of Spain

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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.