Sunday, 21 December 2014

Are you a die-hard road cyclist?

Our challenge is arriving from Barcelona city to Tourmalet. A good training is needed, no doubt. Not everyone is able to do that. But most average well trained cyclists will be able to succeed.
But maybe you are a die-hard cyclist and want to ride more kilometers?
Don't worry! Being at the Pyrenees you will be able to make some extra kilometers.
We know every road and every climb nearby.

An easy chance. In sixth stage, if after Coll de la Bonaigua and Portillon, we will get to Bagneres de Luchon. End of stage. Deserved rest for everyone, but if someone is still willing to do some extra climb, then let's go for Superbagneres, 19 km to reach 1.800 meters height.

One of the big and nicest climbs in the Pyrenees. Once at the top you will be able to get to the Grand Hotel.
Superbagneres by Montefusco Cycling
Grand Hotel de la Compagnie du Midi a Superbagneres

Monday, 8 December 2014

Le géant du Tourmalet

Barcelona Tourmalet with Montefusco Cycling
Le géant du Tourmalet
Cycling history is written year after year in Col du Tourmalet.
The Col du Tourmalet is the most utilized of any peak in the Tour with 76 appearances thus far.
Last years' first riders at the top were french Jeremy Roy (2011), Thomas Voeckler (2012) and Biel Kadri (2014). 2014 Tourmalet stage was won by Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali at the top of Hautacam.

With 2115 meters, Col du Tourmalet is the highest road in the central Pyrenees. Not the highest in whole Pyrenees, as this honour goes to Port d'Envalira, with 2407 meters.
Here you have 30 facts about Col du Tourmalet.

Barcelona Tourmalet with Montefusco Cycling
9 days, 8 nights, 7 stages
Do you want to write your own history in Col du Tourmalet? Come and join us.