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Saturday September 21, 2019
Nestled between the infamous Col du Tourmalet and Col de Peyresourde in the beautiful Hautes-Pyrénées, the Col d’Aspin has a long and illustrious history with the Tour de France, first featuring in the race as part of the inaugural mountain stage (a mere 326km from from Luchon to Bayonne dubbed the Circle of Death) in 1910.
Tuesday June 18, 2019
Starting off your day by the serene shores of Lake Misurina, a perfect Dolomite backdrop of two of the three "Tre Cime di Lavaredo" peaks is your every inspiration and, although this is only a short climb at just 7.5km, it's certainly not for the faint hearted.
Monday March 25, 2019
At 2,236m elevation, the Passo Giau is most famous for its regular inclusion in the Giro d’Italia and for amateurs it’s the fearsome 6th climb in the Maratona dles Dolomites sportive. However, on this occasion we’re taking a look at the northern approach from Cortina d’Ampezzo, which is considered the easier side of the two albeit as equally beautiful.
Thursday February 14, 2019
Although the Apennines may not be as famous as the Alps to the north that's not to say they are any less of a challenge, often deserted their steep and irregular pitches are a playground of pleasure and pain.
Tuesday February 12, 2019
Luz Ardiden: With a prestigious list of winners including Delgado, Indurain, Virenque, Jalabert, Armstrong and more, its close proximity to Spain means it’s one of the rare climbs that has featured in the Vuelta a España as well as the Tour de France.
Tuesday January 29, 2019
In this episode of Behind the Ride I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at some of the ways I “try” to survive winter, a time of year I particularly struggle with. From bike set-up to staying visible and some key items of kit that I’ve found particularly useful. I hope it helps you be safe, seen and comfortable during the darker months of the year.
Monday January 14, 2019
Rising 1,607 metres above the Mediterranean, the Col de Turini may not be the highest pass in the Alpes-Maritimes but at 24.3 kilometres in length, starting from Sospel, it's a climb that definitely needs to be ridden with respect.
Sunday January 6, 2019
At 27.8 kilometres in length Switzerland's Sustenpass can easily have you feeling quite daunted at the prospect of scaling it on two wheels. Lush meadows, dense forests and chocolate-box villages make way for a sensory overload of tunnels, waterfalls, high mountain lakes and glaciers!
Saturday December 22, 2018
Without question the Col du Tourmalet is one the all time greats of cycling, first featuring in the 1910 Tour de France and with over 80 appearances since make it amongst the very oldest, and the most frequently used, climb in the history of the race.
Friday June 8, 2018
Stage 19 of the 2018 Tour is a 5 climb monster, featuring the Aspin, Tourmalet, Bordères, Soulor and Aubisque, today we’re taking a closer look at the final three climbs of the stage, starting from Argelès-Gazost.
Tuesday May 15, 2018
Forming the backbone of the northwest of Mallorca, the Serra de Tramuntana mountains are an absolute must to explore if you're visiting the island. Approximately 90 kilometres in length, the Tramuntana are actually pretty hard to miss and being a UNESCO World Heritage Site only adds to their allure.
Thursday April 19, 2018
Perched high above the glistening coastline of the Côte d'Azur in southeast France, the Col de la Madone may have never featured in the Tour de France but that hasn't stopped it becoming an international icon made famous by the many pros that would regularly frequent its slopes to test their form against the clock.
Wednesday April 11, 2018
In this episode of Behind the Ride I thought it'd be interesting to take a look at the road UST tubeless system that I'm currently using.
Friday March 30, 2018
This week we bring you a Behind the Ride special with Joe Dombrowski from Team Education First-Drapac p/b Cannondale. From riding mountain bikes as a kid at 14 years old to racing for the biggest team in the world just seven years later.
Monday March 19, 2018
Linking the Tarentaise and Maurienne valleys in the Savoie department of the French Alps, climbing the Col de L'Iseran is a journey into the wonders of the Vanoise, the country's oldest national park.
Thursday March 8, 2018
As the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide in the U.S. Independence Pass is always going to have a special place in the heart of cyclists living or visiting Colorado.
Monday February 26, 2018
It's not often that you have scenery as serene as you do when starting the day in Geiranger, a small village in the Møre og Romsdal county of western Norway.
Friday February 16, 2018
With 26 hairpin bends, including its iconic 270° twist right at the very summit, there's little wonder why the road from Sa Calobra to the Coll dels Reis is the most famous on the whole of Mallorca.
Wednesday February 7, 2018
Check out our latest video, tackling three of the biggest climbs in Switzerland, the legendary Furka, Nufenen and St Gotthard!
Monday January 22, 2018
The centre feature of Stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France from Albertville to La Rosière, the Cormet de Roselend has been the scene of much drama over the years.