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THE ALTMARK – A LITTLE DIFFERENT CYCLING IN THE HAMBURG-BERLIN-MAGDEBURG TRIANGLE

Cycling has many dimensions and Cyclelive Magazine is first in line to do full justice to the entire spectrum. Some regions are perfect for ticking off a cartload of challenges. Some regions are perfect for the MTB and/or gravel bike while others are perfect for the die-hard road cyclist.

  

PAIRING CYCLING WITH TOP WINES IN TRAMIN

The South Tyrolean lowlands around Tramin are a hotspot for asphalt eaters. The varied nature and typical South Tyrolean athmosphere takes you into another world. Around Tramin, Kurtatsch, Margreid and Kurtinig lies a beautiful cuvée to discover by road bike.

   

CYCLING IN KOČEVSKO: EXPLORING THE SECRET FOREST OF SLOVENIA ON TWO WHEELS

In the heart of Slovenia lies the enchanting region of Kočevsko, a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. With its lush forests, crystal clear water treasures and diverse wildlife, Kočevsko is a paradise for cyclists seeking both adventure and tranquility.

  • JONAS VINGEGAARD HIGH FAVORITE IN TIRRENO ADRIATICOJONAS VINGEGAARD HIGH FAVORITE IN TIRRENO ADRIATICO
    Yesterday was the first stage in Paris-Nice and it was immediately accompanied by fireworks from fellow top favorite Remco Evenepoel. However, that other top favorite Primoz Roglic did not let himself be caught by Evenepoel's invitation to give it a patch and kept a low profile. Perhaps the best tactic if you want to be the overall winner?
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  • NEW TEST FOR REMCO EVENEPOEL IN PARIS-NICENEW TEST FOR REMCO EVENEPOEL IN PARIS-NICE
    Now Sunday, third March starts in Les Mureaux the 82nd edition of Paris - Nice, with Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic as the big favorites on the overall victory. The race to the sun ends on March 12 on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The course is not really sprinters friendly this year, as there are only two stages where they might be partying. A total of 30 cataloged cols over a total distance of 1219 km are on the menu. There is also another team time trial (stage 3) which, like last year, will clock the times of the riders individually.
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  • CHARLY GAUL – FROM ANGEL TO HERMIT IN THE FORESTCHARLY GAUL - FROM ANGEL TO HERMIT IN THE FOREST
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares - up to the 24th birthday - of great riders from various eras and countries. Today we come to the number fourteen in our ranking Charly Gaul.
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  • JONAS VINGEGAARD HIGH FAVORITE IN TIRRENO ADRIATICOJONAS VINGEGAARD HIGH FAVORITE IN TIRRENO ADRIATICO
    Yesterday was the first stage in Paris-Nice and it was immediately accompanied by fireworks from fellow top favorite Remco Evenepoel. However, that other top favorite Primoz Roglic did not let himself be caught by Evenepoel’s invitation to give it a patch and kept a low profile. Perhaps the best tactic if you want to be ...
  • NEW TEST FOR REMCO EVENEPOEL IN PARIS-NICENEW TEST FOR REMCO EVENEPOEL IN PARIS-NICE
    Now Sunday, third March starts in Les Mureaux the 82nd edition of Paris – Nice, with Remco Evenepoel and Primoz Roglic as the big favorites on the overall victory. The race to the sun ends on March 12 on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. The course is not really sprinters friendly this year, as ...
  • CHARLY GAUL – FROM ANGEL TO HERMIT IN THE FORESTCHARLY GAUL - FROM ANGEL TO HERMIT IN THE FOREST
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of great riders from various eras and countries. Today we come to the number fourteen in our ranking Charly Gaul.
  • RIK VAN LOOY – THE EMPEROR OF HERENTALSRIK VAN LOOY - THE EMPEROR OF HERENTALS
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras. Today we come to the number thirteen in our ranking Rik Van Looy.
  • LAURENT FIGNON A FIGURE FOR THE AGESLAURENT FIGNON A FIGURE FOR THE AGES
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we put the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras side by side. Today we come to the number twelve in our ranking Laurent Fignon.
  • ROUND OF THE ALGARVE: ARRIVAL WHERE STATUE REMCO EVENEPOEL STANDSROUND OF THE ALGARVE: ARRIVAL WHERE STATUE REMCO EVENEPOEL STANDS
    After Gerben Thijssen’s impressive sprint victory yesterday in the first stage, it’s up to the classification riders today. They will test each other in this second 171.9 km stage, a first time on the Alto da Foia, which has its summit at 902 meters above sea level.
  • VAN AERT AND EVENEPOEL CROSS SWORDS IN THE ROUND OF ALGARVEVAN AERT AND EVENEPOEL CROSS SWORDS IN THE ROUND OF ALGARVE
    As always in February, the spring races become more interesting and important by the week for the sponsors and the riders themselves. Today, the Tour of the Algarve starts with a bunch of big names at the start who all want to test how far along they are in their fitness development.
  • MARK CAVENDISH – ON THE HUNT FOR THE TOUR RECORDMARK CAVENDISH - ON THE HUNT FOR THE TOUR RECORD
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras. Today we come to the number eleven in our ranking Mark Cavendish.
  • ERIC VANDERAERDEN DEMIGOD AT AGE 23ERIC VANDERAERDEN DEMIGOD AT AGE 23
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we put the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras side by side. We now come to the number ten in our ranking Eric Vanderaerden.
  • FRANK VANDENBROUCKE – FROM ‘GOLDEN BOY’ TO THE ABYSSFRANK VANDENBROUCKE - FROM 'GOLDEN BOY' TO THE ABYSS
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we put the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras side by side. We now come to Frank Vandenbroucke, who takes ninth place in our ranking.
  • FREDDY MAERTENS – A CAREER OF FALLING, GETTING UP AND MOVING ONFREDDY MAERTENS - A CAREER OF FALLING, GETTING UP AND MOVING ON
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on January 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras. We now come to Freddy Maertens who takes 8th place in this ranking.
  • GINO BARTALI THE CYCLING HERO OF WORLD WAR 2GINO BARTALI THE CYCLING HERO OF WORLD WAR 2
    Remco Evenepoel will turn 24 on Jan. 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras. We now come to the number seven in our ranking Gino Bartali.
  • PETER SAGAN – SHOWMAN ON ONE WHEEL/TWO WHEELSPETER SAGAN - SHOWMAN ON ONE WHEEL/TWO WHEELS
    Today we come to an amazing rider who deserves tons of respect and not just for his record. Peter Sagan who ranks 5th along with Bernard Hinault in this ranking has been so much more to cycling than an exceptionally good cyclist for the past 13 years.
  • BERNARD HINAULT – BRETON KEIKOP DRIVEN BY THE WILL TO BE THE BEST OF ALL TIMEBERNARD HINAULT - BRETON KEIKOP DRIVEN BY THE WILL TO BE THE BEST OF ALL TIME
    Remco Evenepoel turned 24 on January 25, 2024, and we compared the palmares – up to the 24th birthday – of the greatest riders of various eras. We now come to the (shared) number five in our ranking Bernard Hinault.
  • TADEJ POGAČAR ON FOURTH PLACE OF ALL TIMETADEJ POGAČAR ON FOURTH PLACE OF ALL TIME
    Friday 19/01/24 we posted here on this website the article published in Cyclelive Magazine 76, with the palmares up to the 24th birthday of the greatest riders in the history of cycling. The starting point in that issue is the fact that Remco Evenepoel turns 24 today and we compared the palmares – up to ...
  • GUISEPPE SARONNI – EARLY BLOOMER AND MULTIPLE WINNER IN ITALYGUISEPPE SARONNI - EARLY BLOOMER AND MULTIPLE WINNER IN ITALY
    On Friday 19 January, we posted here on this website the article that has just appeared in Cyclelive Magazine No 76 with the palmares up to the 24th birthday of the greatest riders in the history of cycling. The starting point in that issue is the fact that Remco Evenepoel will turn 24 tomorrow, 25 ...
  • EVENEPOEL AND POGAČAR IN TOP FIVE OF ALL TIMEEVENEPOEL AND POGAČAR IN TOP FIVE OF ALL TIME
    We wrote this article from Cyclelive Magazine No 76 – published on 19 January 2024, in honour of Remco Evenepoel’s 24th birthday. Remco’s birthday is on 25 January and for us that day is a milestone to test his palmares against those of the greatest riders in the history of cycling.
  • JUMBO-VISMA 2023 – VENI, VIDI, VICIJUMBO-VISMA 2023 - VENI, VIDI, VICI
    This Latin maxim (I came, I saw, I conquered) dates back as far as pre-Christian times. But in recent cycling seasons it also seemed to apply to Team Jumbo-Visma’s tactics and was certainly the guiding motive of Merijn Zeeman, the cycling team’s sporting director. In the book “The Plan,” Nando Boers, after having had ...
  • FERTILE SLOVENIAN CYCLING SOILFERTILE SLOVENIAN CYCLING SOIL
    When visiting beautiful green Slovenia, as a cycling fan you are naturally curious to see if you can find many traces of the current generation of top cyclists. You can tell that cycling is alive and well here by the large numbers of cyclists/cycling enthusiasts you will encounter in the late afternoon and on weekends. ...
  • RUTGER WOUTERS WINS AND TAKES YELLOW IN BURKINA FASORUTGER WOUTERS WINS AND TAKES YELLOW IN BURKINA FASO
    Today there were ten 14 km local rounds in the capital Ouagadougou on the program of the Tour Of Burkina Faso. A course with switchbacks at a traffic circle and a u-turn. Before the start, there was commotion about the safety of the course.
  • BELGIANS AGAIN BEATEN BY PAUL DAUMONT IN BURKINA FASOBELGIANS AGAIN BEATEN BY PAUL DAUMONT IN BURKINA FASO
    In the Tour of Burkina Faso, a 107 km stage was on the menu today. Right from the start, two Burkinese and one Cameroonian took the lead. After 40 km they had gathered a maximum lead of 5’30”.
  • PAUL DAUMONT BEATS RUTGER WOUTERS IN BURKINA FASOPAUL DAUMONT BEATS RUTGER WOUTERS IN BURKINA FASO
    The Belgians in the Tour of Burkina Faso were close to a first stage victory yesterday in the opening stage. Rutger Wouters who started the stage race with high ambitions was beaten in the sprint by home rider Paul Daumont.
  • VICTORY KING RUTGER WOUTERS AIMS FOR OVERALL WIN IN BURKINA FASOVICTORY KING RUTGER WOUTERS AIMS FOR OVERALL WIN IN BURKINA FASO
    Rutger Wouters became victory king again last season among the elites without a contract. After a season in which he was out for a longer period, he still ended up with 25 wins. The figures of the 63 races in which he started in 2023 are already more than impressive: 25 wins, 36 times podium, ...
  • A NEW HIGHLIGHT IN VICTOR CAMPENAERTS’ CAREERA NEW HIGHLIGHT IN VICTOR CAMPENAERTS' CAREER
    Victor Campenaerts’ 2023 preseason did not exactly go as planned. On March 18, he suffered a serious fall in Bredene-Koksijde. Examination at the Veurne hospital revealed a fracture of a vertebra. The big ambitions Victor expressed at the beginning of the season were immediately relegated to the wastepaper basket.
  • A PICTURE IN THE INBOXA PICTURE IN THE INBOX
    Sometimes messages and pictures end up in your inbox that you save after reading because they are interesting and so that you can work with them later. A member of our tour club is an international truck driver. On Sunday mornings during our weekly ride, I invariably ask him where he has been the past ...
  • ONE-TWO-THREEONE-TWO-THREE
    In every race, people ride for the podium and preferably for the top step. But out of a field of 150/160 riders it is a utopia for many, even to come close. With a first place you so-wie-so go into the history books. It gets even better when there are two riders from the same ...
  • VINCENZO NIBALI: THE SHARK OF MESSINAVINCENZO NIBALI: THE SHARK OF MESSINA
    When you are a lover of solving cryptograms and crypto filippines you come across the strangest and sometimes the most illogical descriptions. But it must also be said that sometimes there are windfalls among them. It just depends how broad your word and general knowledge is. For avid crypto solvers, the puzzle in the morning ...
  • HAUTE ROUTE ALPS – AMELIA VAN HOVE WINS IN HER CATEGORYHAUTE ROUTE ALPS - AMELIA VAN HOVE WINS IN HER CATEGORY
    Michele Negri and Samantha Arnaudo celebrate victory today after seven days of racing from Megève to Nice in the 12th edition of the Haute Route Alps. Competing alongside 400 riders from 42 countries, the two riders took top podium finishes in their respective categories after today’s final stage, which culminated with an epic climb up ...
  • REMCO – FERRARI – EVENEPOELREMCO - FERRARI - EVENEPOEL
    Remco Evenepoel stunned everyone in his first feat at the Giro d’ Italia 2023 by winning the opening stage wearing the jersey of Belgian time trial champion. He rode at an impressive speed of 55.2 km/h, beating the other specialists, including Italian world time trial champion and top favorite for this stage, Filippo Ganna.
  • BINIAM ‘BINI’ GIRMAY MAY UNCORK ANOTHER BOTTLEBINIAM 'BINI' GIRMAY MAY UNCORK ANOTHER BOTTLE
    With his second place in the road race of the U 23 Under-23s at the 2021 World Championships in Leuven, it was already clear that Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux had hooked up with a very talented rider from the African continent. With that result, he made history because he was the first black African cyclist to win ...
  • VICTORY KING RUTGER WOUTERS SURE IS PRO WORTHY!VICTORY KING RUTGER WOUTERS SURE IS PRO WORTHY!
    On Oct. 06, 2022, Rutger Wouters wrote his name on the annual fairground prize for elites without a contract and U23 in Bornem. Not so special, many readers will now think. But nothing could be further from the truth because it was Rutgers’ 31st win of the season, improving his own record. It was ...
  • 2025 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN RWANDA2025 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN RWANDA
    Africa will host the World Cycling Championships for the first time in history. Rwanda, specifically Kigali, was given preference by the UCI over Tangier (Marocco) for the 2025 World Championships. To make cycling more international, the UCI had previously announced that the 2025 World Championships would be held in Africa for the first time. In ...
  • FINALLY THE DANES RECEIVE THEIR TOUR DE FRANCEFINALLY THE DANES RECEIVE THEIR TOUR DE FRANCE
    The Danes have been waiting two years for it: the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Originally scheduled in 2020, but for well-known reasons (Covid) postponed for two years. On the first day of July, it will really happen: the Tour start in Copenhagen.
  • REMCO STAY REMCO!REMCO STAY REMCO!
    On May 08, 2021, 184 pro riders were at the start of the 104th Giro d’ Italia in Sicily. As top favorites, Egan Bernal and Simon Yates were top listed by the international press, while in Belgium – surely also fueled by its own entourage and its unprecedented self-assurance – the pressure on Remco Evenepoel ...
  • TIM MERLIER HONORS WOUTER WEYLANDTTIM MERLIER HONORS WOUTER WEYLANDT
    Tim Merlier wins right away in the first bunch sprint of his very first grand tour. With his hands in the air and forming the letter W, he honored Wouter Weylandt who lost his life just ten years ago in the Giro.