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La Vuelta visits Biescas

La Vuelta visits Biescas

On Sunday, La Vuelta cycle race is starting the stage in Biescas. It's a gruelling days riding with the route heading north up the Valle de Tena over the Portalet pass into France and then tackling both the Col d'Aubisque and Col du Tourmalet. I've done the Col d'Aubisque a couple of times and the thought of summiting this super steep climb and then tackling the even steeper Tourmalet doesn't...

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The Mozarabic churches of the Serrablo

The Mozarabic churches of the Serrablo

The glacial valley of the Serrablo stretches south from Biescas and is home to many beautiful Romanesque or Mozarabic churches and to one of my favourite cycle routes. The quiet country lanes have virtually no traffic and lovely views. The cycling isn't too strenuous,...

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Spring flowers and exercise at last!

Spring flowers and exercise at last!

We've been able to get out and excercise over the last couple of weeks after a very strict lockdown here in Spain. I've been taking advantage, getting out on the bike with the dogs a lot and preparing a vegetable garden in our field. Everything is so green at the...

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2016 “La Vuelta” cycling race in Valle de Tena

2016 “La Vuelta” cycling race in Valle de Tena

Yesterday, the 164 participants of La Vuelta cycled through Valle de Tena for a relatively short but very intense and maybe decisive 15th stage. Gianluca Brambilla was the fastest in climbing to Formigal together with the current leader of the race Nairo Quintana....

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Quebrantahuesos bike race 2016

Quebrantahuesos bike race 2016

Quebrantahuesos is a huge bike race in the Pyrenees that shares its name with our famous Lammergeier vulture which is called 'Quebrantahuesos' in Spanish or the 'bone-crusher'! It's a appropriate name for this beast of a race which is 200km, crosses three big cols and...

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