Spring Classics and 5 Monuments

What are Spring Classics in cycling? What are the differences between a classic race and a Grand Tour, what are the Classics Monuments? A classic cycling event is nothing more than an event held in just one day. That is, it has a beginning and an end in a unique and singular stage. What we …

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Col du LAUTARET – (South) – Briançon

Full description of how to climb the Col du Lautaret by the South side starting from Briançon. Your history, altimetry, and curiosities of one of the most important connecting mountains of the French Alps. Col du Lautaret is a high mountain pass in the department of Hautes-Alpes, southwest of France. It is a very important …

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HAUTACAM – Col de Tramassel – Argelès Gazost

Full description of how to climb the HAUTACAM - Col de Tramassel starting from Argelès Gazost. The history, altimetry, curiosities and how to overcome the challenge of one of the most difficult mountains of the French Pyrenees. Hautacam is a ski resort localized in the south of France in the central Pyrenees. The station runs …

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Col du TOURMALET – Sainte Marie de Campan

Full description of how to climb the Col du Tourmalet via Sainte Marie de Campan, your history, altimetry, curiosities and how to do to overcome the challenge of climbing one of the most legendary mountains of world cycling. Initially it is important to talk about the history of the Tourmalet, after all it was through …

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Finding Potable Water in France

Where to find Potable water in France, the Alps, Pyrenees, the Capital and other departments. Despite the abundance, not all locations are reliable, so special care is required with hydration to avoid future problems. "Eau" in the French language means Water and "Potable" in turn means Potable. Then we go in search of the places …

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Learning about Categorized Climb and Gradients Climb.

What are categorized climbs? Learn how to better understand the categorization of cycling climbs. Each Mountain or event has difficulty variables, which directly affect the categorical numbering that their respective climbs represent. Initially it is necessary to talk about history and where all this nomenclature began. In the Tour de France of 1933 are where …

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Tavira Island/Barril Beach – Algarve Portugal

Tourism Cycle to the Island of Tavira, in Barril Beach. Algarve region in southern Portugal. How to get there by bicycle to the Island of Tavira, at Barril Beach. First of all it is important to talk a little about the Algarve region. South of Portugal. The Algarve Region is located in the South of …

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Watching In Loco – Paris Roubaix – 2018

About Paris Roubaix: Paris-Roubaix is a road cycling event that takes place in just one day in northern France, near the border with Belgium. From its beginning in 1896 until 1967 it had its start in Paris and its arrival in Roubaix, from there the origin of its name. From 1968 the starting city was …

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Paris Roubaix Challenge 2018 – France

The Paris Roubaix Challenge is an amateur cycling event created in 2011 with the aim of providing athletes with a unique experience that is to go the route almost completely of the most traditional classic of professional cycling, Parix Roubaix. It usually happens the day before the Paris Roubaix, and aims to interact with amateur …

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Arenberg Forest – Discovery Cobbles – France 2018

After almost 2 years without vacations, in April 2018 I decided to take a trip to Europe and of course, to participate in some cycling event. The chosen race was none other than the Paris Roubaix Challenge, the amateur competition of the Classics of the Classics, Northern Hell and several other names, which name the …

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