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Travel: MangoJersey’s Thailand Training

Many riders have begun turning to training camps that commence as early as January in warmer areas of the USA and Europe such as California, or around the Catalonia area of eastern Spain. However, there is a new venue slightly further afield that riders could consider in a location that most people would not usually think of as a destination for elite cycling – Thailand.

Top Rides: Pez in Slovenia!

Dedicated readers will know that our Toolbox Editor continued his globetrotting sabbatical with two months spent in Slovenia. Crammed into this little corner of Europe lies some of the greatest cycling to be found anywhere, and Stephen sends back this photo gallery of his stay…

Velo Classic Tours 2005: Ardennes Wrap-Up

Cycling in Europe, unless you’re a professional, is best enjoyed for the experience. It’s about the countryside, the atmosphere, the food, the drink, the languages and the people. If you’re really lucky, you get to go with Velo Classic Tours who has the inside scoop on getting the best of all of those things.

Wanna Go To The Tour de France, Baby?

If you’re thinking about going to le Tour this year, here’s one tour that is guaranteed to be a different TDF experience. Cult filmmaker Scott Coady – the man who brought us that irrepressible film “The Tour Baby!”, just announced he’ll be taking a select “team” of guests to the 2005 Tour de France. I had to ask what he’s got planned for the trip...

TRAVEL: Riding Cyclosportif Flanders

One of the most exciting races during the Spring Classics is the Tour of Flanders, and one of the most well run events is the Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclosportif Ride, the day before the race. <bVelo Classic Tours include this ride as part of their Spring Classics I trip to the Flanders region of Belgium, and it goes like this...

TRAVEL: At Le Tour With Alex Stieda

As Lance goes for #7 this summer, history will again be made – and one way to watch it happen is with Alex Stieda’s Cycling Tours – as the first North American maillot jaune – he knows more than a few things about how to experience this race…

Travel: Guadeloupe – Winter Training Paradise

Spinning away indoors in the cold of winter, the ideal training paradise seems a far away fantasy. But for seekers of sun, surf, and serious cycling, the folks at VйloSport Vacations offer a March trip to a cycling nirvana. As told by one of their guests -they've got it nailed.

Travel: PODIUM TOURS Does Il Giro

The Giro d’Italia route has finally been announced, and as usual it sets up a thrilling final week, with stages in both the Dolomites and the Alps. Everyone loves Le Tour, but following the Giro offers better access to riders, a more relaxed atmosphere, exquisite riding, and the one and only “la dolce vita”. Podium Tours tells us how they do it…

TRAVEL: See Le Tour With the Yellow Jersey

France, summertime, le Tour - thousands of North Americans have already chosen this as the summer holiday of a lifetime. A lot of us choose to see it with an experienced cycling tour operator, and a lucky few go with the first North American to wear le maillot jaune - Alex Stieda. Here’s a first-hand account of the 2003 Tour from one of Alex’s guests…