Tour de France 2022 – Cycling France

The Tour de France is an annual men’s multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries. Like the other Grand Tours (the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España), it consists of 21 day-long stages over the course of 23 days. It has been described as “the world’s most prestigious and most difficult bicycle race.”

The race was first organized in 1903 to increase sales for the newspaper L’Auto and is currently run by the Amaury Sport Organisation. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1903 except when it was stopped for the two World Wars. As the Tour gained prominence and popularity, the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend around the globe. Participation expanded from a primarily French field, as riders from all over the world began to participate in the race each year. The Tour is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI WorldTeams, with the exception of the teams that the organizers invite. It has become “the world’s biggest annual sporting event.” A women’s Tour de France was held under different names between 1984 and 2009. Since 2014, the La Course by Le Tour de France is held for women in a one- or two-day format during the men’s race.

Traditionally, the race is held primarily in the month of July. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of time trials, the passage through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and the finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The modern editions of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi). The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits of France.

Milan – San Remo Pro Race & Gran Fondo – Italia Cycling

Milan–San Remo (in Italian Milano-Sanremo), also called “The Spring classic” or “La Classicissima”, is an annual cycling race between Milan and Sanremo, in Northwest Italy. With a distance of 298 km (~185.2 miles) it is the longest professional one-day race in modern cycling. It is the first major classic race of the season, usually held on the third Saturday of March. The first edition was held in 1907.

Today it is one of the five Monuments of cycling. It was the opening race of the UCI Road World Cup series until the series was replaced by the UCI ProTour in 2005 and the World Tour in 2011.

The most successful rider with seven victories is Belgian Eddy Merckx. Italian Costante Girardengo achieved 11 podium finishes in the interwar period, winning the race six times. In modern times, German Erik Zabel and Spaniard Óscar Freire have recorded four and three wins respectively.

Milan–San Remo is considered a sprinters classic because of its mainly flat course, whereas the other Italian Monument race, the Giro di Lombardia, held in autumn, is considered a climbers classic.

From 1999 to 2005, a women’s race, the Primavera Rosa, was organized alongside the men’s but at a shorter distance.

At almost 300 kilometers the Milan-Sanremo tests rider’s patience and endurance. The Milan Sanremo pro race is THE monumental classic one day race in the whole of the professional calendar.

The race is organised by the Italian race organisers RCS, owners of sports newspaper Gazetta dello Sport, the same people who organise the Giro d’Italia. This Spring Classic covers nearly 300km from Milan, south to the coast. Always held at the beginning of the year, it is a true “classic” event, with most of the world’s major cycling heroes having won it at some point.

Belgium’s Wout van Aert (Team Jumbo – Visma) pipped Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick Step) on the line of Milano-Sanremo to claim the first Monument of his career. He followed the path of the Frenchman who won both Strade Bianche and La Classicissima last year. Australia’s Michael Matthews (Team Sunweb) rounded out the podium in spectacular fashion as he won the bunch sprint after a bad crash on the Poggio.

 

1970-2020

50th Granfondo Milano – San Remo cyclosportive

Put yourself to the test in the Great Classic of amateur cycling!

The Granfondo MILAN – SAN REMO cicloturistica covers the same route as that followed by the great champions in the Spring Classic.

This is the longest amateur cycling event in the world, with a distance of about 296 km from the outskirts of Milan, crossing the Lombardy and Piedmont Plains, proceeding to the ascent of the Turchino and arriving finally at the Ligurian Riviera. From Genoa the route follows the coast of the Ligurian sea right to the finish line, which can only be conquered by venturing up the legendary climbs of the Cipressa and the Poggio of San Remo.
The MILAN – SAN REMO cicloturistica began in 1970 on the initiative of the Unione Cicloturistica Sanremo, and they have organized it ever since without a break, making it into the most famous cicloturistica event in Italy.
The last editions welcomed in all about 2,000 athletes coming from all over Europe, with the participation also of athletes from countries as far away as New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Brazil, the United States and Canada.

 

Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge – Belgium Cycling

Join us for a weekend riding the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge on the Saturday ahead of watching the professionals on the Sunday. Cross the official finish-line on Sunday, on the same days as the Pros just hours before they finish.

ROUTE

The ultimate challenge consists in riding the same course as the professionals (250km) but both intermediary routes (147km & 70km) will also leave you plenty of opportunities to get accustomed to the legendary climbs of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Follow in the footsteps of Primoz Roglic, Philippe Gilbert, Jakob Fuglsang, Alejandro Valverde, Bernard Hinault and other top riders, and add Liège-Bastogne-Liège to your own list of achievements!

Paris Roubaix Challenge – Cycling France

The 2022 Paris-Roubaix Challenge takes place on Saturday 9 April 2022. Ride most of the Paris – Roubaix route including all of the cobbles. The professionals will tackle the same roads the day after on Sunday 10 April 2022.

THE LEGEND OF THE HELL OF THE NORTH
Like the Paris-Nice Challenge and the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge, the Paris-Roubaix Challenge offers amateur cyclists the possibility of getting as close as possible to a legendary professional race: Paris-Roubaix.

24 hours before the professionals, amateurs from around the world will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the legend of the Hell of the North with its mythical cobbled sections like the “Carrefour de l’Arbre” or the “Trouée d’Arenberg”.

There are three increasingly difficult routes on offer, on roads which are open to traffic but secured by numerous volunteers and motorcyclists. There is a legendary race for everyone, covering distances from 70km to 172km.

A SPORTING CHALLENGE AND A HUMAN ADVENTURE
You’ll have to tackle the most legendary cobbled sections in the world on your own. But the real spirit of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge is to take up the challenge with friends and to cross the finish line at the velodrome in Roubaix together. The shared experience can continue the next day as you cheer on the best cyclists in the world, fighting it out to ensure their name goes down among the winners of Paris-Roubaix.

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo – Flanders, Belgium Cycling

The 2022 Tour of Flanders

We ride Flanders series, choose from 235, 177, 142 or 74 KM courses…

The 235 km course largely follows the course that the pros ride in April. It’s the ultimate challenge! The tours of 177, 142 and 74 km will also introduce you to the well-known, classic ascents and the finale of the most beautiful race of Flanders. The longest course will start in Antwerp and finishes in Oudenaarde. The other three courses will start and finish in Oudenaarde.

Ride the route before the Pro Peleton UCI Dwars door Vlaanderen

Strade Bianchi Pro Race & Gran Fondo – Italia Cycling

Explore the beauty of Siena in Tuscany while watching some incredible cycling on the famous white gravel roads of the Strade Bianche. Ride on the course and cross under the official finish line just hours before the Pros on our cross the finish experience on Saturday. Take photos on the official podium and await the arrival of the riders in style from our finish hospitality venue in Siena. We offer a choice of start pen including front pen for the GF Strade Bianche.

The Strade Bianche Gran Fondo and Pro race weekend usually takes place early March. The Strade Bianche is one of the most popular cycle races on the circuit with its unique character and fantastic location in and around Siena in Tuscany, Italy. Even though the race has only been taking place in the last 10 years, it attracts a lot of attention and was added as a UCI World Tour event in 2017.

This weekend offers you the opportunity to ride your bike with us on the Saturday to watch the 2022 Strade Bianche and to then cycle the 2022 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche on the Sunday.

THE ROUTE

2 available routes both with departure and finish line to Siena.
The long route is the same of the Women élite race.
The short road is the same until to Murlo, where he takes the right with a dirt road sector and a descent to Monteroni d’Arbia.
The last kilometers are the same for both routes.

GRAN FONDO 139.2 KM
31.6 KM OF GRAVEL ROADS

MEDIO FONDO 86.6 KM
21.6 KM OF GRAVEL ROADS

 

UCI WORLD TOUR PRO RACE

The Strade Bianche is a road bicycle race in Tuscany, Central Italy, starting and finishing in Siena. First held in 2007, it is raced annually on the first or second Saturday of March. The name Strade Bianche (Italian for White Roads) stems from the historic white gravel roads in the Crete Senesi, which are a defining feature of the race. One third of the total race distance is raced on dirt roads, covering 63 km of strade bianche, spread over 11 sectors.

Despite its short history, the Strade Bianche has quickly gained prestige. The event is part of the UCI World Tour, cycling’s highest level of professional road races. It is organized by RCS Sport – La Gazzetta dello Sport, and is held the weekend before Tirreno–Adriatico as an early spring precursor to the cobbled classics in April.