Max Leonard

Author of 'Lanterne Rouge: the Last Man in the Tour de France', and other books about cycling. Pathologically unable to stay in one place.

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Eight Unknown Segments Around Alpe d’Huez

Discover the beautiful and equally challenging climbs just around the corner for the iconic Alpe d’Huez.


The Alpine Forest Fondo Day in Germany

Ever travelled to a part of the world you didn’t know and wanted ride? After Eurobike, Max got out and explored Germany.

In Search of a Tunnel in the Sky

We went searching for a mythical tunnel in the Alps after a snowstorm… and learned a few Gran Fondo do’s and don'ts in the process.


On top of the world, Everesting

Two Strava athletes take on the ultimate test of climbing, summiting Everest, at 8,848m. They recount their 17 hour journey up Firle Beacon 68 times.

Five Climbs that will Decide the Tour

Of all the climbs in this year's Tour, these are the segments that will help to shape the final selection.

The Roads to Rapha Tempest

In total 4,767 participants made 8,888 attempts at the challenge, riding 15,000 miles and climbing almost 4.5 million feet.

2014 – The Breakout Year for Women’s Cycling?

Sometimes only seeing is believing, and the 96 athletes who lined up on the start line of the Women’s Tour of Britain this month could barely believe their eyes when they saw the huge crowds at the race start.


How the Strava Queen of the Mountains was Crowned

The peloton saw to it that Sharon Laws had to give her all for the orange polka-dot jersey and she wasn’t assured of victory until the final classified climb in the race.

12 Queens to Follow on Strava

They've racked up hundreds of QOMs, taken stage wins and fought for the orange polka-dot QOM jersey.