Phil Gaimon does Potrero Hill at the Red Bull Bay Hillclimb in San Francisco
Phil tackles the legendary Red Bull Bay Hillclimb and takes his 32 tooth rear cassette with him
Red Bull Bay Climb is a straight line, uphill bike race on one of San Francisco’s most iconic hills. Two categories of cyclists can participate, Fixed and Open. The Fixed category features a men’s and women’s division, but is restricted to a single gear. The Open category has a men’s and a women’s division as well, and a "run-what-ya-brung" spirit: any two-wheel bike is welcome -- as long as it's human powered.
The event itself is as unique in its construction as it is difficult. The race length is just 0.32 miles, but with an average grade of 15% -- and a peak grade that clocks in at a quad burning 21% -- this fast and furious contest is not for the faint of heart.
VIDEO: Best/Worst Retirement Ever - Red Bull Bay Climb - Potrero Hill - San Francisco
Hillclimb World Championships!
2,593 ft, 6.1 miles - Santa Barbara, California, October 26, 2018
Reigning National Hillclimb Champion's Phil Gaimon & Margot Clyne will try to defend their stars and stripes jerseys, and compete for global supremacy on Gibraltar road.
World & American champions crowned for pros & age groups, while riders of all levels can test themselves on a climb made famous by the Amgen Tour of California. known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara offers a gorgeous backdrop for a world-class event.
Hillclimb Worlds kicks off a full weekend of great riding in socal: suffer uphill Friday Oct 26 in Santa Barbara, and then enjoy yourself at Phil's Cookie Fondo Saturday and Sunday Oct 27-28 in Malibu.
Trek-Segafredo rider Peter Stetina holds the current KOM on the 6.1 mile climb of Gibraltar Road, set on Stage 3 of the 2016 AMGEN Tour of California, a time of 28m 9s.
Phil Gaimon famously set a time of 29 minutes dead in Season 1, Episode 5 of the "Worst Retirement Ever".
You can find the official Strava segment here: https://www.strava.com/segments/658277
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