Giro Di Lombardia: The Complete Guide

The oldest continuously-running day race in Italy, the Giro di Lombardia is an iconic cycling Classic held in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. Nicknamed the “Classica delle Foglie Morte” (“The Classic of the Falling Leaves”) is the final high-profile race in the cycling calendar. The route takes riders around the shores and hills of … Read more

Liége-Bastogne-Liége: Ultimate Guide to “La Doyenne”

Every April, top cyclists from all over the world line up in southern Belgium for the toughest Classic in cycling: Liége-Bastogne-Liége. Whilst nowadays it is part of the UCI World Tour competition, the Liége-Bastogne-Liége is one of Europe’s classic cycling races. In fact, it is the oldest of the five Monuments of cycling – a … Read more

Paris-Roubaix: Ultimate Guide To Cycling’s “Hell Of The North”

One of the oldest day races still running today, Paris-Roubaix is perhaps the most infamous race in cycling. The aptly-named “Hell of the North” takes riders over extremely difficult terrain, including 30 cobbled sections totaling over 50km of the route. The race is one of the five Monuments of cycling, and probably the most famous … Read more

Tour of Flanders: Ultimate Guide To “De Rond”

The Tour Of Flanders is one of cycling’s most ancient races, hurtling over Flemish hills and up treacherous, winding cobbled streets. This Monument is not one to be missed. Intense bone-shattering cobbles, a winding route that loops over itself, and an intriguing political history ensure that there’s more to “De Rond” than meets the eye. … Read more

Milan-San Remo: Ultimate Guide To Cycling’s “Spring Classic”

Known in Italian as La Primavera (“The Spring”), Milan-San Remo is the first major race of the cycling season, traditionally taking place on the third Saturday of March. One of the five Monument races – those considered the most prestigious prizes in cycling outside of the Grand Tours – Milan-San Remo is one of the greatest honors a rider … Read more

Cycling Monuments: The 5 Monuments of Cycling

If you’re a relatively new cycling fan and you’ve found yourself hooked by the Tour de France, you might’ve heard commentators and journalists talking about the revered “Cycling Monuments”. The Monuments are five of the most difficult, prestigious, and historic one-day races in men’s road cycling. All take place in Europe and carry a distinct … Read more