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Col du Tourmalet: Top Ride & Descent Video

TOP RIDE: My one ascent and descent of the mighty Col du Tourmalet remain a vivid memory - even some 16 years later. So when Allan Reeves of France From Inside Tours sent me a video of him riding the full descent of the Tourmalet's west side, I knew it was time to dig into the vault and relive my own day riding over the highest paved pass in the Pyrenees.

VUELTA A ESPAÑA: The PEZ First Look – ‘Horror’ Mountain Stages

2020 Vuelta Route: The 2020 Vuelta a España is a very northern affair. The start is in Holland, probably the toughest day is in France, two stages are in Portugal and the final stage to Madrid is the most southerly point - A very different Spanish Grand Tour. Ed Hood has a 'First Look' at the route and dissects each stage from Utrecht to Madrid.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday!

Nov 18, 2019 - Will the 2020 Vuelta a España climb the Tourmalet? - Top Story. All the results and video from Flandriencross, Tabor, Gent '6 Days' and Shanghai Criterium. Other cycling news: Vuelta in France, HEMA and Jumbo, Arkea on Canyon, BORA 2020, rider contracts, Fröhlinger retires, UAE legal action, Movistar wear Alé, Urán training. Col Collective climbs the Tourmalet.

The Legendary Col du Tourmalet!

Without question the Col du Tourmalet is one the all time greats of cycling, first featuring in the 1910 Tour de France and with over 80 appearances since make it amongst the very oldest, and the most frequently used, climb in the history of the race.

Tourmalet Ascent with the Col Collective

Watching others who've gone before you is one of the best ways to whet the appetite for adventure - and this beautifully produced video of climbing the eastern ascent of the Col du Tourmalet made be relive my own ride here several years back, and remind me that I need to get back there again soon. Check it out...

Travel: The Pyrenees Sea To Sea

France From Inside Tours specializes in cycling holidays for small groups in southern France, like their epic 'Conquer the Pyrenees' trip. 1000 miles, 100,000 feet climbing, 12 days of riding across the Pyrenees, coast to coast and back. The company owner and lead guide, Allan Reeves, explains how next year’s 8th presentation of this marathon ride unfolds.

Travel: The Pyrenees Coast To Coast

Every year Allan Reeves, of France From Inside Cycling Tours, counts the days to his once a year epic cycling trip: Conquer the Pyrenees, 12 days riding from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and back, 1000 miles, and climbing 94000 feet. 2011 marks the 5th presentation of this marathon ride. PEZ takes a moment to ask him some questions about this journey.

Tour de PEZ: Total Tourmalet!

Roadside St.17 One hundred years - that's how long ago it is since Octave Lapize first conquered Le Tourmalet on 15 kilograms of steel bike in the 1910 Tour de France. Today, PEZ goes roadside for the Tour's final mountain showdown.

Top Rides: The Mighty Tourmalet

What a day on the mighty Tourmalet, and even more action on Luz Ardiden! The Lance win, the Lance crash, Vino blows, Mayo tries, Jan can’t and all the rest! I rode the famed climb just hours before the race arrived...