Below are predicted times by gender, race category, and age for top riders (climbers) in their category. Top age-groupers are listed alongside equivalent age-unrestricted categories.
Times are from personal observation and accounts of riders I know and or coach. Some times may have been set under ideal or strong tail wind conditions.
Dr. Arnie Baker has a formula to predict VO2 max based on best time up Torrey Pines.
I have compared his formula to climbing times of riders that know their VO2 max from laboratory testing and the outcomes are very close most of the time.
Dr. Baker’s formula:
VO2 max = 360 / Time up Torrey (minutes, in tenths)
For example, climb Torrey in 7 minutes, 30 seconds?