Residence les Myrtilles
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... at the map: Je regarde la carte
une chaussure – shoe
une chaussure de marche – hiking shoe
- Je mets mes chaussures – I put on my shoes
un chemin – path
- suivre le chemin – follow the path: Je suis le chemin
un col – mountain pass
... Duke, the mountains overlooking the town were fortified. The fortifications on the northern side of the town are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cite Vauban, named after the military architect. The rest of the town is part of the Town and History network in France.
The tourist office in the medieval part of the town, housed in a building dating from 1574, is called the ‘Temple" named after the square in which it ...
Stage 6 sees us ride from Pra Loup to Auron, over 4 categorised climbs with the total vertical for the day being the maximum for any stage. Over 147km we will climb 3800m. And a hill top finish to cap it off - the last 30 kms is a drag up a valley averaging 3-4% with the final 10km involving some serious ramps up to double digit gradients. Should this be the marathon stage?
There are also two untimed sections of 21km and 15km, ...
... all the names of famous riders on the climbs was great and I tried to picture the stages in my mind from vision on SBS."Karen" my GPS tried taking me elsewhere yesterday but we jumped onto the official route to get to Pra Loup. Luckily we were on to washing straight away and even a cheese burger and frites! There was a jumping castle and trampolines for the kids - previous day there was pedal go carts, in fact everywhere we go there are things to ...
... can help with the mental game on the road.
So down the chute after the media crew get some shots of the FIDI family and team flag, and the road tilts up immediately. It's a short distance out of the village onto the climb proper, then a solid 5-6% for the first 5km. Perfect for warming into the ride, finding a rhythm and getting the HR into the right zone.
I'm feeling really good, the views ...