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Gradient

The slope,or change in elevation,of land or improvements such as a pipe or a road.It is expressed as the ratio of inches (or feet) of rise or fall over a specified distance. It is similar to the concept of pitch in roofing.Figure A (above) has a gradient of 1:12 because the grade increases by 1 foot over a distance of 12 feet. Figure B has a gradient of 1:6.

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This year's penultimate stage sees the riders climb the notorious Mont Ventoux, 13 miles with an average gradient of 7.
The course is just over a mile long with an average gradient of 20% or 1-in-5 and an elevation of nearly 200m.
5km at an average gradient of 7%, and represented the last chance for the American's rivals to mount a serious challenge.
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On his way to victory, the Italian caught and dropped Frenchman Pierre Rolland in the final climb, an 18-km ascent to the ski resort of La Toussuire at an average gradient of 6.
3-mile climb with an almost ten per cent average gradient, with O'Neill catching his two-minute man and clocking a time of 8.
5km of racing and 10km of climbing at an average gradient of 7.
Cummings, riding for the first African team on the Tour de France, even had time to raise his arms in celebration after staying within distance of the French rivals in the final climb, a 3-km ascent at an average gradient of 10.
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