New climb guide: Myrtleford-Stanley Road
It’s been a little while since I added a new climb to the site but hopefully this one was worth waiting for: the Myrtleford-Stanley Road.
If you rode in the inaugural Gran Fondo Beechworth this year you’ll be familiar with this climb — it was the last and most considerable challenge of the ride, coming close to the end of the 173km day (or less if you did the Medio Fondo).
The climb is 10.7km long with an average gradient of 4.7% but it’s arguably harder than that would suggest. The opening 5km and the final 3km are pretty easy but the middle section — 2.9km at roughly 8% — is quite challenging. Particularly at the end of a long ride like the Gran Fondo Beechworth.
So, take a look at the climb guide for the Myrtleford-Stanley Road and if you’ve ridden the climb before, please leave your thoughts and impressions in the comments section. Thanks for reading!