The excitement of Le Tour de France really picks up when the riders hit the mountain stages, both for the Pros and spectators alike. We can all watch in awe as the Pros ascend and accelerate up the steep grades, blowing past the crowds, hot on the wheels of the motorcade. But we can only imagine what it is like to be on a bike, at the front of the peloton as the speed kicks up towards the finish line.
“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” – Ernest Hemingway
It’s not uncommon for cyclists to daydream about conquering the world’s most epic mountains. We have all watched the pros tackle legendary climbs in the biggest races, hoping that one day we will have the opportunity to do the same. We want to help you navigate your way through the most iconic cycling segments on the planet.
Through extensive research and feedback from hundreds of Strava athletes, we’ve come up with our initial list of fifty-two Strava Classic Segments, covering everything from famous Tour de France ascents to lesser known (but no less epic) climbs.
What defines classic?
The study of past events, particularly in human affairs.
There are countless stories behind legendary climbs. We want to ride what the heroes of our sport have ridden.
A thing that is hard to accomplish, deal with, or understand.
Great cyclists love a challenge and know how to suffer. Segments that are hard to endure make us stronger and there is no better feeling than getting to the top of a difficult climb.
The natural features of a landscape considered in terms of their appearance, especially when picturesque.
Instead of driving to a gym, cyclists immerse themselves in nature. We appreciate the beautiful scenery that surrounds us at every turn.
Without further ado, here is the initial list of Strava Classic Segments:
HONG KONG PEAK CLIMB
ALTO DE LETRAS
More features related to Strava Classic Segments will be launching soon. What’s your favorite segment?