Last Sunday on the Côte d'Azur there were only two types of riders on their bikes: Deliveroo couriers and professional racers. Monsoon conditions meant it was only those for whom the bike is le métier who pedalled. Continue reading
If you've ridden Col de Braus you might know of him. If you are a fan of Tour de France history you most probably do know of him. If you grew up in a cycling family on the Côte d'Azur between 1930 and 1980 you definitely will know of him.
Le Roi René. Monsieur Vietto. Continue reading
Alpe d’Huez, stage one, act one of this year’s new addition to the Haute Route calendar. Our very own Kong Fùfù blistered up the 21 switchbacks almost five minutes ahead of the second placed finisher. Who happened to be his Café du Cycliste team mate, Richard Scales…
The winning time – 22 seconds better than Fausto Coppi, but a bit behind Marco Pantani, just in case you needed a frame of reference. Continue reading
Last year, during the Transcontinental Bike Race, Rebecca Harrison became known to us as 'The Girl In The Georgette' when we noticed her sleeping on the floor in one of our signature merino jerseys. This year Rebecca has been ultra-adventuring under her own steam once again, traversing the land of the free during the TransAM Bike Race. Discover her whys and wherefores of life on the long-distance road.
It's east versus west, grandeur versus wilderness, history versus diversity. It may be mandatory for Le Tour to visit both major mountain ranges on it's annual lap of our home country but, if you had to choose, which would it be: the Alps or the Pyrenees? Max Leonard considers the ups and the downs of our most prominent peaks. Continue reading