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10 Reasons We Love The Haute Route

A multi day sportive was a rare phenomenon, more commonly found in North America than Europe, where there were just a handful of local events. Since it’s launch in 2011, the Haute Route has completely redefined the genre with sensational 7 day routes across the Pyrenees, Alps & Rockies and more recently 3 day compact […]

World’s Best Cycling Routes: Classic Alpine Loop

An incredible one day ride over four legendary climbs steeped in Tour de France history. This is an enjoyable ride with amazing descents, changes in scenery and great food stop options (which’s always critical!). The ride starts & finishes in Alpe d’Huez and heads over the Col du Glandon and the Telegraph / Galibier double. […]

Top 10 Climbs: Stelvio Region

The area around Bormio, nestled in the Italian Alps, is one of the most famous cycling regions in the world. Home to the Gavia, Stelvio & more, this part of northern Lombardy regularly hosts the Giro and is one of THE places to come for a long weekend of classic climbs. A lot of people […]

Riding All 5 Cycling Monuments

With the introduction in 2017 of the Granfondo Lombardia, it is now possible to ride the sportives of all 5 cycling monuments. We caught up with one of the first people to complete the set and find out how he got on: There is no real order to how one goes about crossing these monsters […]

Bucket List Climbs: Passo del Ghisallo

We are counting down the most legendary climbs, the ones that all riders need to tackle once in their lives. Check out the others in the list; number 5 – Col du Tourmalet & number 4 – Alpe d’Huez What Makes the Ghisallo so Special? This is the most accessible and built up of our must ride climbs. At […]

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