The 99th running of the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb took place last weekend, albeit in a slightly modified fashion. Inclement weather forced racers to run a shortened version of the treacherous hillclimb, with some seriously slick conditions throughout. And thanks to a helmet-mounted camera, we get to see exactly how challenging this year’s conditions were as we ride along with Pikes Peak veteran Robb Holland on his run up the world’s most famous fourteener in those less-than-ideal conditions.
Snow and ice at the top of the mountain on race day forced organizers to cut the hillclimb at the famous 16 Mile, three miles short of the peak. The weather wasn’t perfect below that point either, with rain falling on the middle section of the mountain throughout the day. You wouldn’t know it from the first few minutes of Holland’s run in his race-prepped 2018 Audi S3. Right around the 4:10 mark of this video, Holland has a sudden code-brown moment that he’s able to save thanks to lightning-quick instincts and fast, accurate hands. For the full story and video, check out this article from Road & Track.