Category: Tours

  • Geology of the Giro d’Italia

    Geology of the Giro d’Italia

    The first Grand Tour of the calendar year brings the peloton to Italy. Even more than in the other two grand tours, we can actually predict the type of stage winner from the geology. The climbers and puncheurs will win in Europe, and the sprinters in Africa. To explain this we bring you the geology…

  • Geology of the Vuelta a España

    Geology of the Vuelta a España

    After the Tour de France we want to take you to Spain for the geology of the Vuelta a Espana that starts on Saturday 26 August in Barcelona. In general, there is a direct correlation between the geology of the Vuelta course and the winner of the stage. Stages leading through sedimentary basins – think…

  • Geology of the Deutschland Tour

    Geology of the Deutschland Tour

    Ger­many has everything to of­fer for fans of both geo­logy and cyc­ling. While sed­i­ments are cur­rently ac­cu­mu­lat­ing in the Ger­man Wad­den Sea, the old­est rocks in Ger­many formed more than two bil­lion years ago. In-between these two ex­tremes, there are rocks and sed­i­ments that tell us a story about ice ages, sea level change, moun­tain…

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