Hotel Le Palace des Neiges
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... Thompson group joined us. These folks were here on a viewing trip and were not riders. They were characters however and dressed up in all sorts of crazy outfits. They had a lot of energy. The rest of us however were all pretty spent after cycling for 5 straight days.
After I ate and drank a bunch of water I found a tree and took a little nap. I don't know how long I slept but it was much needed rest. Pretty soon more and more Tour traffic was driving by. Each team ...
... 3-mile climb at +7%. During tonight’s meeting I really started to feel run down. My attack on the last climb followed by hanging out atop a hot mountain was starting to catch up to me. After the meeting I ate a big dinner and left the restaurant quickly. I was worried that I wouldn’t feel good the next day. I think my blood sugar was low because after I ate and rested in the room for a bit I felt much better. Now it was off to bed to rest up for another big day of climbing. ...
... you could look off to your right and see were we started in the valley below. The views were simply amazing. Rich, Ray and I found that if we keep a nice easy pace of 5-6mph and take occasional breaks that we stay strong for the whole day. Hopefully this will keep up as we have 3 more day of riding after today.
When we reached the top of the Telegraphe we stopped and took a number of pictures. There was this interesting "statue" of a cyclist atop his ...
... new “flat”
since we had been climbing so much, 3% seemed like a piece of cake. At the top
of the Aravia we had an amazing view of Mount Blanc, which is the highest
mountain in the Alps topping out at 15,771 feet. Our ride leader said it was
rare to see the peak as it is usually covered in mountains.
From here we did a super long decent back into the valley.
At the bottom we took a vote, continue as planned and climb another ...
... 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 ...