2015 Santos Tour Down Under Pt 1. The Great Build Up!

Those observant ones amongst you would have notice that it has been a few weeks since the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under (STDU) finished. As is usual after 2 weeks away from home, the to do list that was virtually non existent re-grew! Finally it took a cyclone to change the weather suff
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2015 Roger Pingeon Cyclo Sportive – Languedoc

No Easter weekend plans locked in yet? How would you like to combine the Easter weekend in the South of France with an exciting Cycling event to kickstart your 2015 Season? Want to feel like a “Pro Rider” for a day? If you have answered “yes” to any or all thes
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VéloRoo’s UCI World Tour season kickstarting Road Trip across “The Outback”!

Finally, the time has arrived. It started in July last year with the announcement of the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under route. Slowly the excitement has been building to this point. Route planning, accommodation bookings, logistics sorted, even a brand new trailer was built! Now it is al
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“2014 Top Ride” recognition for VéloRoo!

Julia and I are thrilled that at the end of our second season, pre-eminent cycling publication PEZ Cycling News have chosen VéloRoo and our region as one of their 2014 “Top Ride” destinations! This recognition makes us even more excited about welcoming new and returning vi
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Giro Stage 20

The Monte Zoncolan stage winner in 2003 and 2007 Gilberto Simoni described the climb as ‘mortifying, a slow steady execution.’ Not intimidating enough? Mr Pez wrote in his article when he climbed it in 2007 that people just stopped and fell off their bikes unable to unclip. Driving to
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Giro Stage 19

Well today’s Giro experience was once again about riding up a hill. This is the most rewarding sort of riding, as you have a real sense of achievement doing so much with your legs as your engine. I know it sounds obvious, but it is amazing to ponder…especially when your legs wan
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Giro Stage 18

What a contrast today was! We had our awesome Italian breakfast, and said our goodbyes to our lovely hosts in the hillside village of Bieno. They were so nice, we gave them a little Kangaroo each. Well we got just the warmest reception, they couldn’t believe it. It was the Papa&
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Giro Stage 17

Sometimes things just don’t go to plan. Today was one of those days! The day started well. Our route took us over the Stelvio Pass again and this time the weather was VERY kind. We ended up crossing 5 Passo’s today in the quest to either make the start on time, beat the pe
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Giro d’Italia – Stelvio Pass

It’s been 30 or so years since I first saw a photo of the Stelvio Pass and I have been dreaming of getting here ever since. First by Lamborghini, then something more realistic and finally by bike. It was an incredible place to ride. Brutal with sub zero temperatures and snow, in
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