Au Coq de Bruyere Hotel
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... the peloton. As he began the last climb you could see and hear the TV helicopters buzzing around. We found a good spot on the side of the rode and I captured a great video of him flying by us probably doing around 15-17 Mph uphill. Nibili ended up winning the day but the overall top three riders kept their positions.
As the race finished we got changed back into our cycling gear to head down the road. We would have to meet the vans at the bottom of the hill. Leaving ...
... for our ice bath but it was late and we still needed to have our evening meeting and eat dinner. Each night we would meet for about 15-20 minutes. Peter Thompson, the owner of the tour group, would review the next day’s itinerary and review the climbs for the following day. When discussing climbs Peter often refers to a climb as, “a wee bump” (said in a thick Scottish accent). We have learned that what Peter thinks is a “wee bump” usually means at ...
... to the sky. Wow! This is going to be hard.
Ray and I headed out on the last stretch of the climb. Rich had pulled ahead a while ago so Ray and I stuck together and grinded up the mountain. The first portion of this climb averages 10% incline but there are sections within that hit 12-15%. It continues to zigzag to the sky. The pictures do not do the climb justice. It was amazing to experience in real life.
Ray and I would take frequent breaks. ...
... a little tricky.
We finally made it back to the hotel finishing the ride at
102km (63 miles). Our immediate focus, cool off! We threw on our swim suites
and walked down to the river. Here we took an Alps ice bath by sitting waist
deep in the water for a good 5 minutes. It was very cold but hopefully it will
help with recovery tomorrow.
After a big dinner it was back to the room to relax a bit
and get to bed. Tomorrow is ...
... and then straight into the first climb Col du Chaussy. Within the first km I had a bloody flat....I reckon I scored the first puncture on this year's Etape.
Up and over the first climb and I knew I was going to have a tough day. There were still 3 big climbs left and already the sun was blazing and the temp rising. After 60kms we then hit the foot of Col du Glandon, the biggest and toughest climb of the day +20kms at ...