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In professional cycling, the Triple Crown is the name given to winning 3 major titles in the same year. Usually the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the World Championships. Not many riders have achieved this remarkable feat. Eddy Merckx managed it and later Stephen Roche also won the Tour, Giro and World Championships […]

Roubaix & Flanders – Everything You Need To Know

If you’re a cycling fan, then the first half of April can mean only one thing: cobbles. There are all sorts of races taking place virtually daily across Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands over this crucial period in the racing calendar, but two giant events stand astride all others. The first Sunday of April […]

Gent Wevelgem sportive preview

Sportive Breaks’ own John Deering spent the 2018 classics season embedded with Peter Sagan and team Bora Hansgrohe. This is the first in his series of articles as the Spring classics return to northern Europe this Sunday with Gent Wevelgem. Welcome to the 2019 Gent Wevelgem Sportive!   If you’re wondering about the spelling, or […]

Analysing the 2018 Etape du Tour Route

The 2018 Etape du Tour is out and it looks like an absolute stunner. The race directors have created a very innovative Tour with cobbles, gravels and a short 65km stage amongst all the classic climbs. The Etape is similar, the route this year is unlike anything that has gone before with a stage full […]

Getting Your Bike to the Etape du Tour

  One of the most common questions we get is how to get your bike abroad. Each option is suitable for different people. If you have a bike you are comfortable with, bringing your bike is better than renting for the Etape du Tour. If you want total assurance your bike will arrive, a bike […]

The Hardest Sportive of the Year

A question we get all the time, what is the hardest sportive in Europe? Ok, so lets rule out the small, specialist events that are only for the hardcore (here’s looking at you Tour de Mont Blanc with your 8,000m of climbing) and we will rule out anything further than Mallorca 312 as this is […]

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