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Provided the well drilled Swork team continues their well-disciplined game plan, one would think that the overall winner has already been decided on this Beast of a climb - the Col du Tormalet.
... base of the climb....today's effort was 13 km @ around 7-5% gradient .....a tough ask with magnificent mountains surrounding the valley this made for a spectacular view.
Having re hydrated we set off for the summit.....as with all these climbs every one has there own pace, our TT group has some very accomplished riders namely Steve Dawkins, Lauren (super woman) Fitzgerald and ...
... would be right at home with all this. Just a rumour but I did hear here Shane muttering in his sleep...something about selling everything up and moving to Southern France...
Yours truly has finally had the jet lag fog lifted and good news I should have some clothes today as my bag was found....thanks for the shorts Pete...
With breakfast looming and a big day out in the saddle ......let the real climbing begin.
The day started perfectly with cool clear weather and breakfast out by the river and a walk round the caravan park on the river bank. The drive to the south past 5th century ruins and steep farming land, was spectacular and then we stopped for coffee in Cordes, a world heritage listed hilltop town of about the 12th C before the unification of France. Grand, but the temperature is rising towards 37 degrees. From here to our new home, the Pyrennees, with snow caps are a visible ...
... maybe we can catch up with Todd Carney later this week, etc etc.
Check in with our bike bags was torture, desk to desk, credit cards not accepted, check-in machines failing – it was horrible…
Then we bumped into Graham Gobby and Bazza from the Shire – they were helpful, didn’t panic and provided a calm guidance to our weary team.
We were however foiled again at the ...