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.
Summer is calling, with the days getting longer and the mercury inching it’s way up. Time to make sure those base miles are banked, the legs are turning smoothly and we turn our thoughts to the big ride of the year.
Tips for riding the Haute Route
By Nicholas Frank
Although the Haute Route really begins many months before you cross the start line at the event, while you can’t cram in last minute training or stretching a week before the event, there are some final week preparation activities in combination with your tapering program that you can undertake to make transition into the event seamless.