Riding all 5 Cycling Monuments – SportiveBreaks.com

With the introduction in 2017 of the Granfondo Lombardia, it is now possible to ride the sportives of all 5 cycling monuments. We caught up with one of the first people to complete the set and find out how he got on:

There is no real order to how one goes about crossing these monsters off your list but usually one goes for the most attractive first working gradually up to the least enticing. Read more…

1. Flanders4. Roubaix

Inside the Trans-Siberian Extreme – Cyclist

Cutting across the great expanse of Russia, the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme race runs from Moscow in the west to Vladivostok, close to North Korea in the east.

In 2016, not one entrant completed its 9,200 kilometres, with harsh weather and rough roads proving too much for every solo rider.

The year before, its inaugural running had seen only a slightly higher success rate, with noted ultra-distance racer Kristof Allegaert winning by dint of being the only finisher.

The longest ultra race in the world, following the route of the famous railway line, the Red Bull Trans-Siberian Extreme’s 14 stages cover around a quarter of the earth’s circumference. Read more…