Federico Bahamontes is a former pro cyclist who that made the Col du Galibier look easy. It was in the Tour de France of 1954. Federico Bahamontes, also known as the ‘The Eagle of Toledo’, was riding up the climb fast and on the summit he took a break to get an ice cream while waiting on the rest of the pack. He only won the Tour de France once as he wasn’t that great in the descent.
The Gotthard Pass (2.091m) is maybe one of the most spectacular climbs in cycling. A main road continues over the pass, but don’t make the mistake of following the road traffic because you will miss one of the most astonishing sections of road in Europe. At the foot of the...View item
Pico de Veleta (3.395m) is the highest paved road in Europe. This is a road in the Spanish Sierra Neveda that finishes at the summit, basically a climb to nowhere, a one-way journey of suffering. You will gain 2.600 meters of elevation, which is more than twice the ascent of...View item