Rob Mackey is the Latest Person Blogging L'Etape du Tour

Every year I look for blogs that attempt to cover L'Etape du Tour, the Cyclosportive that follows the same route as one stage of The Tour de France. This year I found Rob Mackey's blog at The New York Times called The Climb.

Mackey is a web journalist who has done a great deal of work for major publications. (See his portfolio at So, you can bet that he will produce a good blog if he survives the training leading up to L'Etape du Tour.

The Climb is well written and has a lot of good information in the posts I've read so far. I'm definitely going to keep it in Google Reader throughout July. [ via Spare Cycles ]