Climb portal distances do not include descent

It seems like the in game distances for the climb portal routes (accessed via home screen) do not show a meaningful distance. The text says it is the distance including lead in, the climb, and the remainder of the route. It would probably more useful to give some usable figure.

  • the climb only
  • lead in + climb
  • lead in + climb + descent
  • lead in + climb + descent + remainder of the route

Skipping the descent and counting what comes after that seems weird.

e.g. todays Col de la Madone shows 23k for a 16k climb. I assume that is Volcano Circuit + one direction of the climb. So it would be the distance, if the portal would spit you out at the top, which it doesn’t. You have to go all the way down to finish the Volcano Circuit.