Mesa do Imperador

Rio, Brazil

The Mesa do Imperador is a col with a length of 5.5 kilometer. This is a category 2 col. It is located in Rio, RJ, Brazil. The average grade of this col is 8% with a maximum of 11.1%. The Mesa do Imperador ascents from 40 meter at the start, to 487 meter at the top, with a total of 447 ascending meters.


Mesa do Imperador Profile


Distance 5.5 km
Elevation gain 447 m
Average grade 8 %
Maximum grade 11.1 %
Climb category 2
Minimum elevation 40 m
Maximum elevation 487 m

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This is the descent of the Olympic race in Rio de Janeiro 2016. During the mens race Vincenzo Nibali, Sergio Henao crashed on this descent. During the womens race Annemiek van Vleuten had a sickening downhill crash while leading the race, she was almost certain for winning gold. Van Vleuten, who lay motionless on the track after the accident, was admitted to intensive care with concussion and three fractures to her spine.