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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.