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The Roundup — Tour de France 2020

Now that the dust has settled on the strangest Tour de France since the Festina scandal we can look back on the race and take stock. Below we recap the race blow by blow as a new champion emerges along with a c...
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Nice Beckons — Tour de France 2020

After the strangest summer of (non)cycling in our lives the Tour de France is finally here. Lockdowns, virtual races and unexpected transfers have dominated the build up to the Grand Depart in Nice. Travel is a...
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Climbing Off — When Riders Abandon

During the 1976 edition of the Giro d'Italia Roger de Vlaeminck abandoned on the Passo Manghen – running into the woods after throwing his bike on the floor. Belgian fans were so outraged at de Vlaeminck’s disr...
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How to Ride the Mountains

Riding in the high mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees can seem daunting, but if you follow our simple tips you’ll be eating up the elevation in no time! Pace, Don't Race Following in the tyre tracks of the pr...
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The French Alps Connection

The French Alps are an integral part of cycling folklore. Entwined with the story of the Tour de France and a rite of passage for every serious cyclist, the mountain region features numerous legendary climbs. F...
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The Art of Packing

A seven day trip with distances of 350km, climbing of 10,000m and mountain weather can seem like a tricky week to pack for. The Art of Packing for a cycling trip is a skill refined over a long period of time. L...