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Wake up early, quickly eat breakfast, get dressed in cycling gear, head to the vans, this is how are mornings begin. We definitely are getting a feel what a pro cyclist goes through during the Tour. Each day you awake and hope your legs will move. I was especially stiff this morning after yesterday and last night's downhill slide. I wasn't feeling great but better than dinnertime when I was really fatigued.
Today's ride was only going to be 35 miles but ...
... surrounding mountains as well as the valley below. The only down side is there was no shade and it was getting very hot.
After eating some lunch we walked around. We went to a small church right by the edge of the cliff. From here you could see part of the road up Lacets de Montvernier. I really wish we could have gone up this section but I will have to save that for another trip. We then made our way into the small town and I was very happy to cool off with some ice ...
... 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 ...
I awoke today feeling a little stiff but overall pretty
good. After a big breakfast we got ready for a long day on the bike. Today’s
ride was going to cover 64 miles and 7,900 feet of climbing. The main Cols we
were going over today included the Col de L’Epine, the famous Col de la
Croix-Fry, the Col des Aravia and the Col de la Forclaz.
Our ride started off with a nice easy warm-up on a bike path
near the river. Then we arrived at the ...
... and then straight into the first climb Col du Chaussy. Within the first km I had a bloody flat....I reckon I scored the first puncture on this year's Etape.
Up and over the first climb and I knew I was going to have a tough day. There were still 3 big climbs left and already the sun was blazing and the temp rising. After 60kms we then hit the foot of Col du Glandon, the biggest and toughest climb of the day +20kms at ...