A Strava hill segment is a type of segment on Strava that specifically measures the time it takes for an athlete to climb a hill or incline. This type of segment is popular among cyclists who want to challenge themselves on steep terrain and compare their performance with others.
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These segments are often steep and challenging, and they allow users to compete against each other for the fastest time up the climb.
A Strava hill segment is defined by its start and end points, which are typically located at the bottom and top of a hill. The segment may be named after the hill or include a description of the terrain, such as "Miser Road Hill N-S, Black River" or "Lawton Road Climb".
When an athlete completes a Strava hill segment, their time is recorded and added to a leaderboard, which ranks athletes based on their performance on that segment. The leaderboard shows the fastest times for the segment, as well as other details such as the athlete's average speed, elevation gain, and power output (if using a power meter).
Hill segments can be challenging and rewarding for athletes who enjoy pushing themselves on steep climbs.