Get off and walk: Tirreno climbs beat the pros

Stijn Devolder walks, Tirreno-Adriatico 2013, stage six

You may expect to see it in your local cyclo-sportive, but it's not often that you see seasoned professionals forced to get off and walk up climbs during a race.

But that is exactly what happened during the sixth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico in Italy, which packed numerous steep climbs along its 209km route looping in and out of Porto Sant'Elpidio.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.