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A high-altitude cycling challenge in Catalonia

Alt Emporda’s gnarly off-road terrain and treacherous mountain trails provide a peerless training ground for pro cyclists. Charlie Norton digs deep – and is rewarded by the region’s world-class cuisine along the way
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Biking’s most challenging race

Fusing unique cycling terrain with unrivalled speeds, the exhilarating Megavalanche race in the French Alps is an electrifying dash down ski pistes, glaciers and bone‑shaking trails. Mark Bailey meets the riders brave enough to seal a place in mountain biking’s most challenging “downhill marathon”
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