Former Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta stage-winner Marcel Wüst and ex-US Postal pro Frankie Andreu, who rode on two Tour de France-winning teams, will be among the special guests joining bike fans and staff from Procycling magazine on their week-long "Giants of the Alps" holiday in mid-June.
Places are still available for the trip, which is being run in conjunction with renowned holiday company, Thomson Bike Tours. Starting in Turin on Jun 14 and finishing in the Italian city on June 20, the "Giants of the Alps" trip includes some of the biggest and most spectacular climbs in the French and Italian Alps, including the stunning Bonette-Restefond, Lombarde and Agnel passes that featured during the final week of last year's Tour de France, and the climb to resort of Sestrières, which features on this year's itinerary.
Wüst, winner of no fewer than 14 stages in the three major tours, and former Postal super-domestique Andreu will be joining the group for a number of days, and both admit they are excited by the challenge ahead. "I would have to train for that stuff. It looks like fun, I've done many of the climbs before and I think it would be a great trip," said Andreu.
For more details on the trip and how to sign up for the chance to ride some of the most legendary climbs in the sport alongside Marcel and Frankie, visit the "Giants of the Alps" page on the Thomson Bike Tours website.