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May 2014 - Newsletter 3/6


Dear Climbbybiker, dear #Name#,

As we reach the final and most interesting stages in the Giro, you should steadily approach your best condition for your summer climbs. For those with unlimited cycling fever, we propose another gigantic climb in... Colombia. Herrera and Botero did it before you, so if you're in the neighbourhood, you know what to do.

Enjoy!
Climbbybike.com

Giro biggest climbs

The Giro 2014 started off quite modestly this year, in Northern Ireland. The real climbing only starts in the final week where giants like the Passo Gavia, Stelvio and Zoncolan await the riders. There is also a time trial on the infamous Monte Grappa.

Maratona dles Dolomites

If you'd like to get a taste of the Giro, then the Maratona dles Dolomites is the place to be. On June 6, thousands of riders will cross the Passo Giau, Sella, Pordoi and Valparola.

The highest roads of Slovenia

The north side of Slovenia is part of the Alps and has some nice climbs to offer. Discover the most difficult climbs in Slovenia. A four star rated climb is the Mangarstsko sedlo near the Italian border. 1400 heightmeters and an average grade of over 8% bring you to the highest road of Slovenia!

(Monster) climb of the month: Letras

With its almost 80 km and 3,200 heightmeters, the Alto de Letras in Colombia is a new monstruous climb on Climbbybike. Discover more.

Cyclosouvenir launches new website

Discover Cyclosouvenir's new website and new cycling souvenirs.


Story of the month: climbing the Wrynose Pass

Story by P. Hutchin from the United Kingdom:

I rode up Wrynose yesterday. Sunny and warm, first ride of the year in short sleeves and bib shorts. Set off from Low Wood Hotel and had a nice spin up to where you turn right for Langdale and then through to the bottom of the first steep piece of the ride. This was not expected. Stopped in the middle to get my breath back and pushed on over ... read on

New pictures of the month

Col de l'Izoard.
Col de l'Iseran.