How to master riding long climbs

You won't find as many long climbs in the UK as you will on the Continent, but when you hit one you want to be in a position to conquer it. Use these technique, kit and nutrition tips to master long climbs - Words by Marc Abbott

Sportives, whether UK or Continental, frequently feature long, tough climbs such as Bwlch-y-Groes on the Dragon Ride or an epic like Col du Galibier in the Marmotte. Often, the ride doesn’t stop at the summit so you need to make it to the top with legs to spare.

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