With the battles in the high mountains defining the Tour de France over the next few days, it’s hard not to be riveted to the action. Where will you be watching Froome and Quintana go toe to toe?
2655 km ridden, 16 Stages down, 2 weeks of almost continuous racing completed, and with the hardest stages yet to come, today’s “rest day” will surely be welcomed by riders like a bacon buttie the morning after a big night on the town.
The rest day confirmed it. You could sense the nervousness in the office. For the last two weeks the La Fuga office has been glued to the Giro d’Italia, watching the drama, stage by stage, pedal stroke by pedal stroke.
If you are taking on the might of the Pyrénées this summer as part of the Haute Route or you’re simply spending a few days riding in the tyre tracks of the professionals, it pays to know what you’re up against. We’ve recruited Mike Cotty from the Col Collective to examine five of the most challenging passes in the region.