Uphill struggles: cycling adventures for Tour de France fans

Cycling’s biggest competition races around France until July 23. For those inspired to follow in the tyre-tracks of the pros, here are six great rides, from the cobbles of Flanders to the Argentine altiplanoDonate

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Riding the Dolomites with mechanic, support car and soigneur in tow

A 330km circuit of western Europe’s highest mountain — with 8,000m of ascent — in a single day

Taking on the cobbles in the ‘hell of the north’

FT Editor Lionel Barber takes an autumn trip to tackle some of the Tour’s lesser-known climbs