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Author Archives: James
That’s the time it took for Spartacus to complete and win this year’s Tour of Flanders. A quick recap, starting from that awesome last climb where he dropped Sagan. More to come from him this year? I’m hoping he’ll be … Continue reading
Seems to me like BMC is the team to race for these days! Someone has negotiated an awesome budget increase. Who’s in?
The big one. Rather The Big One. One of the most feared and fearsome rides that there is. One to be respected. One to be ridden.
Finally back on the bike after 6-days off. It wasn’t only Christmas and the usual excesses that kept away from some of Europe’s most desirable climbs: I was also totally out for the count for 36-hours.
I opted for another varied course today as opposed to battling it out on more vertical slopes for kilometre after kilometre. This time it was a section of the 2006 World Championship course in Salzburg.
Stage 19 of the 2006 Tour de France was the final individual time trial, and so by this point the general classification was almost set. Still, a time trial can always pull out some surprises, and everyone was wondering whether … Continue reading
For the first time on my European tour we are in the Dolomites, and stunning it is too. Well, a mountain is a mountain, especially on this 23″ LCD screen that I am pedalling in front of, but still, bloody … Continue reading
Honestly, this was not a climb I knew. Certainly it would probably not make the top ten list of European climbs if you asked an amateur enthusiast at any rate. Perhaps someone more ‘in the know’ might have it as … Continue reading
If ever there is a climb that is synonymous with pain and suffering, the Col du Tourmalet is it. At 6,939ft it is the highest road in the central Pyrenees and I wish I could say that it felt like … Continue reading
My second documented climb takes me to the Pyrenees and a mountain pass on the border of the Haute-Garonne and Haute-Pyrénées in France: le col de Peyresourde.