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... hair-pin bends. This is the section which saw the tragic death of young Italian rider Fabio Casartelli, who in 1995 crashed while descending on a stage of the Tour. Our descent was steep to start with, but then became a lovely rolling downhill through villages and green pastures, all the way down to the small town of Saint-Girons. 82km (51 ...
... make this climb so renowned are unchanged. Leaving Luz-Saint-Sauveur, the gradient ramps up immediately. A small sign marks every kilometre as you ascend, counting down to the summit. The twisty hair-pin bends start in earnest halfway up; we wound our way up this steep and increasingly barren mountain until we finally reach the top. Unsurpassed views of glaciers and other mountain peaks await us, but our real reward is getting to the top of a climb which ...
... local Rose( la beverage en moment),as it is a very hot day, 38 deg, it is decided to head up the mountain to local swimming hole where it is much cooler. We have gone on about the beauty of this countryside but I think this trumps it all! There is nothing more refreshing on a hot day than paddling in ice cold water (apologies to you freezing souls back in Oz) in a picturesque mountain stream iñ the high Pyrenees, surrounded by grazing cattle, tall mountain peaks covered in ...
Friday 3rd April 2015.
The morning starts cool, only 1C at breakfast time, but, by 10:30 it is a pleasant 15C.
We decide to visit St Gaudens, about ten miles away, on the scooter.
Kathleen is becoming blasé about riding on the back, she had forgotten to put her gloves ...
... going North, (Part 5)
Descent French side, going North - Part 6
Entering France, not that there is a border, Part 7
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