hairpin bend

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Noun1.hairpin bend - a U-shaped bend in a road
bend, curve - curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
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Others featured a proposal for a network of ramps with 16 hairpin bends, and the removal of existing steps and their replacement with ones that are compliant with inclusive Mobility guidance.
Motorsport fans can test their skills around hairpin bends, and over a spectacular flyover and underpass on three side-by-side lanes.
Swiss rider Dillier, Belgian Jasper Stuyven (Trek Segafredo) and Austrian Lukas Postlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe), who was a shock winner of the opening stage, dropped their companions with 5km remaining of a tricky run-in littered with climbs, descents and hairpin bends on southern Italy's spectacular coastline.
Hilly roads are always a tricky place to drive, with the number of hairpin bends and blind turns making them prone to accidents.
5km and 4km in length, and will include six retaining walls and five hairpin bends.
Stringer says his riding highlights include the spectacular Alpe d'Huez in France with its 21 hairpin bends, while his spectating highlights include seeing Chris Froome wearing the yellow jersey racing around Paris in 2013.
He did but when you are driving to the highest pub in Africa on roads with more hairpin bends than Amy Winehouse, surely a few screams are allowed.
Cyclists crawl through this - and most other - of the climb's 21 hairpin bends, spread over 13.
Alpe-d'Huez, with its 21 hairpin bends, is a fabled ascent and Froome would dearly love to win there in the yellow jersey to cement a second Tour title.
First up for the young Welshman was two runs of the Porlock Hill toll road where off camber hairpin bends, and tight, narrow, twisty and gnarly sections of tarmac within the tree lined route wait to catch out the unwary.
The first and third sectors of the lap at Sepang feature long straights and hairpin bends, while sector two has some medium and highA[degrees]speed corners, which load up the tyres.