Yesterday, we climbed to Kartepe (means “snow mountain”), or formerly known as “Keltepe” (means “bald mountain”). With 1699 meters in height, Kartepe is the third highest mountain in the Marmara region of Turkey. There’s a ski resort atop it. With a 16.6 km length and 7.4% average gradient, the climb is categorized as Hors catégorie (HC) by Strava (a French term used in stage bicycle races to designate a climb that is “beyond categorization”), and some sections are over 16%. We rode 188.8 km and climbed 3,468 meters in total.
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