Among the Giants is a project that summarizes the new essence of RAW Cycling Magazine: cycling, friends, mountains, idyllic scenarios and many adventures. It’s a very simple and pure concept which has the pleasure of enjoying our sport with people and be in contact with the elements of nature, the mountains.
In the first edition we couldn’t resist the attraction of Italy and its mythical stages of the Giro so we organized our first expedition into the heart of the Dolomites. In 3 days we went through some of the most legendary defiles: Sella, Pordoi, Giau, Falzarego, Gardena, Valparola, Campolongo and Alpe de Siusi, all of them surrounded by one of the most fascinating and indescribable landscapes.
We enjoyed, suffered, laughed, made new friends, shared many moments together and after three magnificent days of cycling, we only had one question on our minds: and the coming year? Where are we going?
Slovenian Wild Roads
The initial “brain-storming” came out mythical names such as France and the passes of the Tour, Italy again (we have a pending appointment with the Passo dello Stelvio), and something more exotic such as Mallorca or Tenerife. Actually they are emblematic places where every rider dreams to ride. However, despite being all great destinations for cyclists, there was something that did not convince us.
Stef: “a day of relax, while I was lying on my couch watching a program about the best chefs in the world, and they were just talking about a chef of Slovenia recognized as one of the best cooks of the world. I was watching the incredible panoramas of mountains, green valleys and Turquoise Rivers. I didn’t have any doubt to propose it as next destination.
After 10 minutes, my partner Toni and I, had it clear”
Since then we started planning which would be our new adventure, routes and landscapes and the possibilities offered by the Slovenian mountains surprised us pleasantly.
Not everything is fun, organize ATG also means hard work and dedication. As in the first edition, of Among the Giants – Slovenian Wild Roads have managed to gather a group of cyclists that reflect the essence of the project.
This year, same as above, we counted with the presence of our friend Brazo de Hierro as official photographer of the trip and we have added to the team Marcel Batlle, graphic designer, passionate about sport and cycling and without hesitating for a moment, decided to join this great project.
For this occasion, we also have the collaboration of brands: Oxeego, ON Y VA Sports Culture, Bellé Cycles, The Draft, RAW Cycling Magazine, Le Coq Sportif, The Service Course, HED Cycling, Madform and ASSOS of Switzerland.
Only a few days left! The Giants await us!
Would you like to participate in the third edition of Among the Giants? Now we give you the possibility of getting a place by participating in the game #ATG8000 of ATG x STRAVA.
To participate you have to:
- Join the club RAW Cycling Magazine CC in Strava
- Share the contest on Instagram including the hashtag #ATG8000
- Exceed 8000m+ during our travel week (from 10 to 16 July)
The participant who joins all the requirements and gets the greater gradient of Club leaderboard for that week will get a place for the next edition of ATG.