Okay, so the Col de la Bonette may not be the highest road in Europe as it often proclaims but scaling its way up 2,802 metres with a cheeky little 2 kilometre loop around the top just to out trump some of its competition will always make it the stuff of legend.
Today we unveil the teaser for the first ever World Bike Packing Championship. An exciting new tournament which gives team mechanics the opportunity to compete against one another to prove that they are the fastest bike-packer in the peloton.
Hello cycling dads! This short film I made with my daughter is sure to bring a smile to your face if not a tear to your eye.
And of course what goes up must come down, just try not to get too distracted by the view on the way down to Arreau. We hope this video gives you an insight into what to expect from the descent. The most important thing is to ride safe and, of course, enjoy!
Broken Bones Bicycles launches with clothing, accessories and an edgy new fixie/single speed.
From the north the Col de la Madeleine is a daunting prospect. Over 26 kilometres in length and climbing up to 2,000 metres elevation certainly doesn’t take an Einstein brain to work out it’s a serious test for both body and mind. Back in 2013 this was climb number 5 out of 16 during “Les Alpes” (a non-stop personal challenge to traverse the French Alps from Évian-les-Bains to Nice).
When talking about Passo Pordoi, great cycling inevitably comes to mind. The Tour de Pologne Challenge Trentino scheduled for Saturday, June 6th is the new, exciting event sponsored by the Lang Team.
Whatever way you look at it, the Stelvio is a spiritual cycling experience like no other. First featuring in the Giro d’Italia in 1953 its long history and sky high credentials make it a mountain of legend and unique lure for every rider that dares to tackle its serpentine slopes.
5000 riders from 70 countries on a challenging 100 mile course from NYC to Bear Mountain and back.
Nestled in the heart of the Rhône-Alpes and surrounded by a veritable who’s who of mountain peaks like the Galibier and Alpe d’Huez, the Col de la Croix de Fer may not be quite as well known as its more celebrated siblings but that’s not to say it’s any less of a spectacle, quite the opposite in fact.
The curtain has been officially raised on the 2015 Tour de Pologne.
Despite being the third highest road pass in the Alps, after the Col de l’Iseran and Passo dello Stelvio, the real beauty of the Col Agnel is its relative unknown status amongst the greats, making it a quiet giant linking the Hautes Alpes in France with the Italian province of Cuneo.
The Area Zero-D'Amico-Bottecchia team are at present riding in the Tour of Croatia. Here is a great little video they have made on their tour so far.
Watched over by the highest peak in the Dolomites, the 3,343 metre high Marmolada, the Passo Fedaia is an enchanting journey of mystery and intrigue right from the very beginning. From Caprile, in the east, you’re faced with just over 14 kilometres of climbing at an average gradient of 7.5%, not so bad you may be thinking? Guess again.
As one of the oldest climbs in the Tour de France, first featuring in 1910, starting from the spa town of Bagnères-de-Luchon the Col de Peyresourde is a deceptively tough ascent.
Seriously counting the days down until the clocks go forward and we get some extra daylight, the winter has been far too long! Hopefully this’ll help cheer folk up who feel in the same boat, our latest Col Collective climb from the iconic Col d’Izoard.
Steeped in Italian cycling history the Passo Gavia is one of the most feared and famous climbs in the Giro d’Italia, first used in 1960 and regularly stirring up its snowy mischief ever since.
Watching others who've gone before you is one of the best ways to whet the appetite for adventure - and this beautifully produced video of climbing the eastern ascent of the Col du Tourmalet made be relive my own ride here several years back, and remind me that I need to get back there again soon. Check it out...
Etixx - Quick-Step was able to perform some last minute recon of 2015 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad thanks to good whether the day before the race! Watch as we break down what we expect from the opening weekend of the Classics!