The Lapierre White Roads Classic - Gallery
Images from the inaugural Lapierre White Roads Classic in 2014.
White road Sector 8 at Bishopstone (3300m)
Signing on at the start.
The last few riders get underway at the 2014 event.
White road Sector 7 at Letcombe Castle (2600m).
Dragon Hill – the climb up onto The Ridgeway from the Oxfordshire Plain near the Uffington White Horse (Sector 9).
The first feed station in Bishopstone at The Royal Oak.
Italian focaccia and amaretti biscuits.
Focaccia with rosemary and sea salt.
Riders at the half-way point.
Sector 7 at Letcombe Castle, just before a major descent from The Ridgeway into Wantage.
The route of the White Roads Classic.
Well-stocked feed stations.
The final white road sector, which descends into Streatley-on-Thames, caused a few punctures.
Another long gravel sector.
The White gravel sectors are typically slightly downhill as the Ridgeway descends towards the Thames, and hence can be ridden quite fast.
The bicycle-wheel pasta salad at the finish proved to be quite popular.
Italian process at the finish – and bags of white chalk from The Ridgeway for every rider.
The finish in Goring-on-Thames.
Review of the 2014 White Roads Classic in Sportif Magazine.
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