The Strava data: David López, owner and lord of Jaizkibel

After the exciting first stage of the Tour de France in Bilbao, This Sunday the peloton faces another demanding day on the roads of Euskadi between Vitoria-Gasteiz and Donostia/San Sebastián with the ascent to an emblem of Basque cycling: Mount Jaizkibelanother very prominent Strava cycling segment in the Basque Country

A Jaizkibel mountain that, contrary to what happens in the San Sebastián Classic, when you ascend its Lezo slope, On this occasion, it will be climbed by the Hondarribia slope, less known to professional cyclists, and which is classified as second category with its 8.1 kilometers at 5.3% and a positive difference of 426 meters.

Strava relief map of the climb to Jaizkibel, which will be climbed in the second stage of the 2023 Tour de France.
Strava relief map of the climb to Jaizkibel, which will be climbed in the second stage of the 2023 Tour de France.Strava

A total of 6,662 cyclists have dared the Gipuzkoan summit for a total of 47,903 attempts that amateurs complete it in 33:37, while professionals climb it in 23:53.

The former Euskaltel, Movistar and Sky cyclist David López has the KOM or best time on Strava on the ascent to Jaizkibel from Hondarribia since April 7, 2016, when he climbed this port in the Tour of the Basque Country that year with a time of 17:59 at an average speed of 26.9 km/h. For its part, the QOM or best women’s time on Strava goes to the South African professional cyclist Ashleigh Moolman, who completed the climb on May 21, 2017 during that year’s Emakumeen Bira, in which he took the win on that stage and overall, with a time of 20:52 at an average speed of 23.2 km/h. A climb to Jaizkibel that, in addition to making a serious sieve on the way to the finish line in Donostia, could also encourage the race when it comes to making a difference for the general classification.

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