Hotel I Cavalieri
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... 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 ...
... 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.
... beautiful new bikes to drool over, especially the latest Time Izon
Chris and I lamented last years event over a pasta lunch in one of the restaurants at the top. Pretty good tagliatelle carbonara they served up to us.
After an afternoon's TV watching the TdF stage....and a few reds, I headed off for the 25km drive up the valley to my hotel at Valmeinier.
Got to get organised for tomorrow and off to bed ...
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 ...