It can hurt your knees!

by berled on Thursday 7 May 2015 12:51

Rode this on the same day as the Giro went up (31/05/14). The gearing on my bike was a 34 x 32 - and I needed it to be every bit that low. Although the I had to stop at one point due to the crowds, it was achievable for a club B-grade rider like myself. A more experienced rider in our group had ear…

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A toughie

by berled on Thursday 7 May 2015 12:38

Rode this on 26th of May 2014 while I was still recovering from a cold at the time. The lowest gear ratio on my bike was 34 x 32 - which was just right! It took 1:19 sign to sign (average speed 8.8km/h and average power - according to Strava - of 209 watts). In other words, with the right gearing, …

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Les Coqs en Selle : preparation - advice

by Les Coqs en Selle on Friday 1 May 2015 11:36

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Pre-adviceThe preparation of such a trip has comforted us in the idea that, although we are far from being the first to do it, it remains rare. Therefore it arises the curiosity of many and can be seen as an opportunity to try to take advantage from it: negotiating discounts, partnerships etc… Alon…

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Les Coqs en Selle : the itinerary

by Les Coqs en Selle on Monday 13 April 2015 13:18


We are going to travel through South America from South to North. We’ll start in Ushuaia (Argentina), the “end-of-the-World city”, and cycle across the Andes Mountains all the way up until Cartagena in Colombia, an important Carribbean city filled with History.Our programme will feature: 6 countrie…

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2 ordinary men for 1 extraordinary project

by Les Coqs en Selle on Wednesday 1 April 2015 10:00

Afbeelding 1

Les coqs en selle (Roosters on bikes), is the project of two long-time friends: Greg & Jul. Both in their early 30′s, they have decided to go for a crazy trip: cycle across the Andes Mountains!So here we are, about to travel 12 000 km, from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Cartagena (Colombia), during 1 year…

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Tirreno-Adriatico 2015

by Bernard.V on Tuesday 10 March 2015 13:57


The 50th edition of Tirreno-Adriatico takes place from Wednesday, March 11th till March 17th. The 3 top favorites are : Vincenzo Nibali, Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana. Stages:1 Wed. 11-3 Camaiore 22,7 km team time trial 2 Thu. 12-3 Camaiore – Cascina 153 km flat stage 3 Fri. 13-3 Cascina – Ar…

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Tour of Flanders 2015

by Cate on Tuesday 9 December 2014 10:06

Save the date : the 99th edition of the Tour of Flanders will take place on Sunday, April 5th. This edition will be similar to the previous one, excepted for 2 climbs who will make their comeback : Tiegemberg and Berendries.

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Program Tour de France 2015

by henk on Monday 3 November 2014 13:04

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The program of the Tour de France 2015 has been communicated to the press. This 102th eidtion will start in Holland (Utrecht). It will certainly become an edition for climbers !with first the Pyrenees and then the Alps. The penultimate stage finishes on the top of l'Alpe d'Huez.

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Monte Corno

by benemaxmsi on Monday 30 June 2014 16:07

This Sunday, June 29th 2014, I was out riding with my new club Fior di Frutta. Heading towards Calvene and knowing that the ultimate destination was the mountain town of Lusiana I was confident that the upcoming climb was well inside my capabilities as I had done this ride myself and with some of o…

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