A guide to the famous cycling mountains of mainland Spain plus Mallorca and the Canary Islands
Author: Simon Warren
Signed Paperback publication date: 06 Apr 2023
Signed Paperback ISBN: 9781839811968
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Having documented the famous cycling climbs of France and Italy, Simon Warren completes his trilogy on cycling’s Grand Tour nations with the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Spain. Packed full of the legendary roads on the Spanish mainland which have found fame in the Vuelta a España, the book also travels out to sea to cover Mallorca and the Canary Islands.
Having documented the famous cycling climbs of France and Italy, Simon Warren completes his trilogy on cycling’s Grand Tour nations with the100 Greatest Cycling Climbs of Spain.
Packed full of the legendary roads on the Spanish mainland which have found fame in the Vuelta a España, such as the Angliru, Puerto de Velefique, Lagos de Covadonga and the mighty Pico Veleta, the featured climbs travel the length and breadth of the country – from the Pyrenees, across the Basque Country to Asturias, around Madrid and down through Cataluña to Andalucía.
The book also travels out to sea to cover Mallorca and the Canary Islands. These perennially favoured destinations for cyclists searching for year-round sun are home to some extraordinary climbs, from Sa Calobra on Mallorca, to Teide on Tenerife, and the incomparable Roque de los Muchachos on La Palma.
Simon Warren has been obsessed with cycling since the summer of 1989 after watching Greg Lemond battle Laurent Fignon in the Tour de France. A few weeks later, he rode his first race, a 10-mile time trial on the A1 from Newark to Grantham and back, and was hooked for life. Although not having what it took to beat the best, he found his forte was racing up hills, and so began his fascination with steep roads. After years in the saddle, up and down the UK, his quest to discover Britain’s greatest climbs resulted in 2010’s bestselling 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, followed to date by a further 14 guides to vertical pain. Covering the British Isles, Belgium, France, Italy and Spain, Simon has now been riding and racing up hills and mountains for over 30 years. He gives talks, guides rides, has written columns for magazines and in 2020 released his first book of cycling routes, Ride Britain. Simon splits his time between working as a graphic designer and running his 100 Climbs brand, and lives in Sheffield on the edge of the Peak District with his wife and two children.
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