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


    Officine Mattio are keeping a stronghold on the 'Made In Italy' label and insist on producing their range of fine carbon and steel bikes in their home country, where passion meets design meets experience meets pleasure.

    Their founder, Giovanni Mattio, explains what drives him.

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  • The TransAM Bike Race: Across The Great Divide

    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.

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  • Mountain Wars: The Alps vs The Pyrenees

    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


    They have been named 'Chasquis' after the messengers that formed the running communication system of the Inca Empire.

    Ten days ago 13 riders, sporting our Audax Monique jerseys, set out from Quito in Ecuador with the objective of riding self-supported to Cuzco in Peru. The first edition of Inca Divide is a beta test of a different kind, so it's time to check in on those who checked out. Continue reading

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