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EXPERIENCE 50 ICONIC CYCLING CLIMBS

MYTHIC, DAMNED AND BREATHTAKING

Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs

Why do we call Passo dello Stelvio the greatest icon of the Giro d’Italia? Which of the alpine climbs resembles a wolf in sheep's clothing? What idea was born in the infamous blizzard on the Gavia Pass?



REACHING THE CLOUDS is an unforgettable journey through 50 selected climbs, where the most exciting chapters of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a España, Milano-Sanremo, Ronde van Vlaanderen and other major events of the cycling calendar were written. At a distance of 230 pages, you will discover their history, sense their unique character and receive practical tips on tackling them on your own road bike. Each chapter includes excellent photographs, which connect an engaging road tale with the characteristic scenery of the Dolomites, the Alps, the Pyrenees and other European mountain ranges.

Where does the journey to the clouds begin? In a quiet Asturian village, on the flower-scented Ligurian coast, near the shores of the nostalgic Como Lake or in sleepy alpine ski resorts? Every next page brings different surroundings, allowing readers to travel between iconic locations faster than professional cyclists and reach new heights, discover new goals, turn distant dreams into realistic plans.

EXPLORE MONT VENTOUX

Solitary Sentinel of the Windswept Lands

Reaching the Clouds - Mont Ventoux

This is a climb that every lover of the Grand Boucle and French roads must have in their portfolio, while the unique, windswept lunar landscape is one of the most rewarding sights a cycling ascent can offer. And there is plenty to be rewarded for, as almost every single one of the 21 kilometres of the route to the summit of Mont Ventoux challenges potential conquerors, reminding them that it deserves to be called the K2 of road cycling – a mountain that defends itself against intruders by any means necessary. And sometimes wins…

Beginning of the climb: Bedoin | Length: 21,4 km | Average gradient: 7,5% | Max gradient: 12,9% | Elevation: 1603 m | Height: 1909 m a.s.l.

UNCOVER MEMORIES OF PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS

RE-LIVE UNFORGETTABLE EMOTIONS

Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs
Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs

Foreword by Eurosport Commentator Adam Probosz

Emotions speak much louder from the pages of this photo-album than pure facts and numbers. This atmosphere is perfectly captured in the foreword written by Adam Probosz, a journalist and sports commentator associated with Eurosport for two decades.


Exclusive quotes from professional cyclists

Professional cyclists agreed to share their unique experiences from competing on the climbs included in this photo-album. On the pages of REACHING THE CLOUDS you will find quotes from: Samuel Sánchez, Małgorzata Jasińska, Dariusz Baranowski, Przemysław Niemiec, Bartosz Huzarski, Tomasz Marczyński, Maciej Paterski, Michał Paluta and Marek Rutkiewicz.

ENJOY OVER 100 STUNNING PHOTOS

The unique nature of each cycling climb and surrounding scenery is not easy to capture in just one picture. Mountains are known for their fickle nature, and just like it isn’t possible to step into the same river twice, it isn’t possible to tackle exactly the same ascent either.

However, we’ve made an attempt to convey a pure essence of a single one of them, printing over 100 carefully selected photos of mountain roads and passes on the pages of this photo-album. Some of them are already known from The Climb calendar, but the vast majority will allow you to take a fresh look at Passo dello Stelvio, Mont Ventoux or Alto de L'Angliru.

TOUR DE FRANCE, GIRO D'ITALIA AND VUELTA A ESPANA MOST EPIC CLIMBS

LEARN NEW CYCLING TALES, DISCOVER UNIQUE FEATURES AND GET READY TO REACH THE CLOUDS

  • Conquer the Tour de France most epic climbs
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  • Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs
  • Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs
  • Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs
  • Reaching the Clouds - 50 cycling climbs

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