Ottavio Bottecchia arrives in Briançon, Tour de France 1925 Stage 13

July 9, 1925: in this historic photo, the legendary Italian cyclist Ottavio Bottecchia approaches to the finish line at Tour de France 1925 stage 13, a 275 km going from Nice to Briançon. The monster stage had featured three major ascents, all above two thousand meters: Col d’Allos (2,250 m), Col de Vars (2,108 m) […]

Lucien Lesna during the 1901 Paris-Brest-Paris

Today’s historic photo of the day: Lucien Lesna during the 1901 Paris-Brest-Paris, with his support car beside him. I love the heroic era of cycling and the clothing of that era. Lucien Lesna (11 October 1863 – 11 July 1932) was a French racing cyclist. He won 1901 and 1902 editions of Paris-Roubaix.

HiRide passes the grueling Roubaix test with flying colors*

eSAS, the world’s first front and rear electronically-controlled suspension system for road and gravel bikes has passed the test of the Paris-Roubaix’s notorious pavé with flying colors. The high tech solution developed by the Milan-based electronic suspension leader, HiRide, was used with great success both during an exclusive international media road-test and on some of […]

Top 200 fastest climbs on the Alpe d’Huez (All-time list)

L’Alpe d’Huez is a ski resort at 1,250 to 3,330 meters (4,100 to 10,930 ft) in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez. The climb is used regularly in the Tour de France, including twice on the same day in 2013. Despite it is certainly not the toughest climb in the French […]

Best Tips for a Cycling Holiday in New Zealand

Have you decided on New Zealand for your next cycling holiday? You won’t be disappointed: both the North and South Islands are etched with top-quality cycling trails, many of which come hand-in-hand with sublime scenic views. As many locals will happily tell you, cycling your way around Aotearoa is an adventure that you shouldn’t miss!