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... the climb up Galibier, 17 km (10.5 miles). On the major climbs there is a marker that lets you know how much is remaining and what % incline the next kilometer is. Sometimes you love these and sometimes you hate them when you realize how much further you have.
The first portion of the Galibier is relatively “easy” with 5-7% inclines. The road stretches out far ahead of you and slowly snakes around the mountain. At first I was thinking this was ...
... persistence and survival.
Ultimately I made it, absolutely shagged, but I was still standing unlike a stack of others who were on the roadside collapsed.
I met up with Chris at the finish, he didn;'t make the time cut on Glandon and was ferried back to the finish by bus....not happy.
So that's the Etape for another year....not so sure about doing this again. This experience was enough.
... Memories of last year's appalling wet weather came "flooding" back.
Not a bit like the weather forecasters to get it wrong occasionally!!
Made really good progress on the 75km trip south until I turned off the motorway and into St. Jean du Maurienne. This town is at the very foot of the road up to La Toussuire. The traffic was bumper to bumper for the next 12km....all the way to the top. It took over an hour to ...
280 km Fuel €15.30 and €10 First part of the drive was through flatland Italy wasn't much to see but the second half was great, down the French rocky Alps into Monaco. One road was shut going over the Alps so had to take a detour. Walked down to the harbour in nice and saw some very expensive boats a had dinner at a French /American bar. £78.13 apogia ...
... pass for the day, Col du Galibier, 2645 meters. This pass is often the highest pass of the Tour de France and as such the road was heavy with lycra clad cyclists. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_du_ Galibier After descending from this pass we headed South to Our last pass for the day, Col du Lautaret, 6749 meters. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_du_ Lautaret Finally heading South East to Briancon. Our evening meal was in a resturant in the old walled ...