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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 […]

Tips for cycling in hot weather

It’s July and it’s prime cycling season. Many of us will be taking part in the big amateur cycling events in the mountains. It has been very hot in Europe so here are some tips to bear in mind this summer when you’re taking part in such great events as the Marmotte, the Maratona and […]

Your Year Of Cycling Challenges

Looking for a big challenge for your cycling year? Look no further. From the tough to the insane, these are the rides that cyclists are judged by, from hard one day sportives to multi day rides over a mountain range. Whether you want to climb your first HC mountain or win an amateur World Championship, […]

Top 10 Climbs Of The Spring Classics

After a winter spend wondering if the endless Ski Jumping justified your Eurosport subscription, the cycling season returns to Europe with a bang in late February. For many, the Spring classics are the highlight of the year offering both epic drama in the pro races and unique challenges for the Sportive rider. The bergs of […]

The 19 Best European Sportives Of 2019

The sportive calendar has evolved quickly in recent years. Not long ago the only pro race that had a major sportive was the Tour of Flanders & the Tour de France. Now, every one day classic has an accompanying sportive which is a big part of the pro race weekend. All the legendary climbs have […]

How To Stay Hydrated On Your Big Sportive

How to stay hydrated on a sportive You have signed up for a major sportive where the route is likely to be longer, hotter and with more elevation than anything else you will ride this year. If you want to thrive on your way around a ‘parcours’ of such magnitude then getting your training, nutrition and […]

Etape du Tour 2020 Route Recon

The Etape du Tour breaks away from it’s usual home in the Alps or Pyrenees, and heads to the Cote d’Azur. Many regular ‘Etappers’ are well used to the Galibier, Tourmalet Izoard & Glandon. Although this region may be much less known, it is packed with cycling delights. It happens to be the favourite cycling […]

Breakfast Plan For Cycling Sportives

Our cycling breakfast plan for race day We’ve all had those days where you just can’t seem to find the energy for training. But have you thought that maybe it’s something to do with what you’re eating? Or not eating? Training breakfast Nutrition can make a huge difference to your training and racing. You might […]

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