Mike Simpson

A Few Top Threes

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My Favourite Climbs

1) Col D'Esischie

A delightful place. I never saw a single vehicle when riding up this. I think I will retire and live here.

2) Muro Di Sormano

A wonderful road. Very steep, permanently closed to traffic, cycling graffiti on the road the whole way up.

3) Torri Di Fraele

Away from the crowds of more famous roads, this is so tranquil and enchanting.

 

The Hardest Climbs

1) Scanuppia

The devil lives here, avoid at all costs.

2) Punta Veleno

The ultimate test for a climber, incredibly steep. No let up in gradient for many kilometres, not even the hairpins flatten.

3) Monte Zoncolan

Even the name is awesome. Pro riders sometimes put a triple on for this.

 

Favourite Iconic Climbs

1) Stelvio

A long, long beast, truly epic.

2) Passo Gavia

I've only ridden this in the snow, but loved it.

3) Col d'Aubisque

A magical area, breath taking stuff.

 

 

I'm sure I've missed one or two, so I reserve the right to change my mind.

 



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