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    The Most Iconic Places of the Tour de France

    In addition to being a three-week bike race, the Tour de France – like all Grand Tours – is also what the word tour actually means, ‘an extended journey, usually taken for pleasure, visiting places of interest along the route’. It is an actual tour…

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    E-Bike Your Way to Fitness

    I think most people would agree that electric bicycles have some important advantages over road bikes. For example, they enable you to climb hills you may not be strong enough to ascend on pedal power alone. E-bikes also enable you to keep up with cyclists…

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    First Hand: How I Made It Down the Megavalanche

    Since 1995, thousands of riders have taken part in Megavalanche, the mass downhill race from the glacier in 3,300 metres of elevation situated above the French ski resort Alpe d’Huez. Ondrej Barta (30) from the Czech Republic was among the lucky ones who made it…