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... to go easy given the gradient. Lacets du montvernier was climbed for the first time in the history of the Tour de France this year, and because it is so steep and narrow, no spectators were allowed on that part of the course. It has been described as looking like a piece of spaghetti stuck to a wall. After a short descent, we rode through St Michel de Maurienne to start the 12km climb to the Col ...
... 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. ...
... looking for the vans in the wrong town! Thompson sent a van to pick us up so all was good. I made sure to give Rich a lot of heat for leaving us. He had remembered what town we had started from.
On our way home the long awaited thunderstorm hit. It was raining very heavily. We still threw on our swimsuits to do our Alps ice bath. Then it was off to dinner. We enjoyed some wine, talked about the huge ride and were excited for our first live viewing of the Tour de ...
... 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 ...