Since 1983, the Lakes of Covadonga have been the symbol of Spain's great climbs. The broadcast images of the memorable efforts up those bends have awarded the Lagos de Covadonga international fame, enough to include them among the ascents to be tried at least once in a lifetime.
Thirteen kilometres of extremely demanding uphill pedalling just over 40 km from the sea. The tantalising possibilities of the Vuelta a España.
The 2021 edition of the Tour de France will begin in Brittany, from Finistère (the “end of the earth”) the most westerly point of the Breton peninsula, wedged in the Atlantic Ocean. It is where the true untamed heart of France beats.