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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 […]

2022 Etape du Tour Review

Sportive Breaks rider Chris Breckon took on the 2022 Etape du Tour on Sunday 10th July. The 2022 Etape du Tour took place on a tough route between Briancon and Alpe d’Huez. L’Etape du Tour is probably the most well-known Sportive in Europe. This event is unique for two main reasons: firstly it is a […]

World’s Best Cycling Routes: Circle Of Death

There are some rides that stand out from the rest. The ones you remember all your life for the stunning scenery, legendary climbs, exhilarating descents and the pride of finishing a long, epic day. Next in this series is the classic stage in the Pyrenees: The Circle of Death. This historical route dates back to the […]

Riding The Tour Of Flanders Sportive

Our trip to ride Flanders has been planned for some time. Looking for accommodation we booked through Sportive Breaks and got ourselves sorted: 3 nights based in Kortrijk and registrations for the ride. We decided to do the medium course, simply because it’s a loop in an out of Oudenaarde. The only extra thing we […]

Ride Report: Mallorca 312

Mallorca 312 has quickly become one of the biggest sportives in Europe. Sportive Breaks joined over 6,500 riders on the road to take it all in… Arriving in Mallorca & Warm up days Mallorca is the most popular destination in the world for cycling and for good reason. If you can extend your trip here […]

Ride Report: Granfondo Stelvio Santini

The Stelvio Santini Gran Fondo is a bucket list ride, highly recommended for any cyclist. There are three routes to choose from: 60km, 137.9km or 151.3km, which sounds fine – until you realise how much climbing is involved! We chose the medium route which gave us a healthy 3053m of climbing. The long route adds […]

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