These Classic race routes are a real challenge. Based on the best cyclosportive events in Europe and on stages of the Grand Tours, they are much more than just pretty rides in the countryside. The 52 routes - one for every week of the year - are serious physical challenges requiring training and preparation. But each one is accessible and has been achieved by many thousands of amateur cyclists.
You can ride these Classic Cycling Race Routes at any time, either as preparation for the events, or for the sheer joy and exhilaration of the challenge. The rides that aren’t a cyclosportive route have been designed by the author to reflect the demands and history of a great race.
Each route contains a map with directions and an elevation profile, and an overview combining ride strategy and techniques along with the history of the race. Practical and aspirational, Classic Cycling Race Routes will inspire a new generation of cyclists to push themselves to the extreme.