Introduction to Sportives

If you have never completed a Cyclo Sportif and are wondering what it’s all about this article is very helpful. It tells you the basics of entering, preparing and training for a sportif event.

“Cyclosportives – commonly referred to as sportives – and gran fondos have become a firm fixture on the the worldwide cycling calendar in recent years, offering both seasoned racers and newcomers to the sport a challenge that can be as gruelling or straighforward as they wishl.

Inspired by events such as the Etape du Tour and La Marmotte in France, and the Cape Argus in South Africa, their growth can be explained by several factors, including the increase of people using bikes for commuting and a drive towards healthier, more active, lifestyles….”

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Originally posted by BikeRadar – source

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