Jérôme Cousin has passed with ease from the world’s biggest stage race to riding across Portugal along road N2, Portugal’s equivalent of America’s Route 66. Because every ride, whether professional or not, is part of the great philosophy of the bicycle.
The bicycle is the symbol of restored freedom. When the COVID restrictions were eased, Bruno Ferraro and Max Riese decided to celebrate the reopening of the borders by meeting at the end of a very adventurous gravel bike trip on the Tilliacher Joch/Forcella Dignas pass, which has marked the physical border between Italy and Austria since 1920.
Although mountain bike competitions have been cancelled for all of 2020, it’s still important for cyclists to stay in excellent shape. So, Ole Hem decided to set out on a 1300-kilometre marathon with almost 20,000 metres of difference in altitude in seven days, travelling through Norway from south to north on a racing bike through one of the most beautiful places in the world: the Vestlandet region.