Les Arches Hotel
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... pretenders in General Classification.
The combined trophy cabinet for Sworks and its side project Team Rivet, (all sponsored by Velofix, (thanks Antman), is as follows:-
- 3 Polka Dot Jerseys from 3 stages
· 1 Stage win
· Leading the Team Classification
· The most combative team
... 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 ...
... plus the excellent culinary skills of Chef Stephane and his wonderful staff at Le Ariullete
Last nights fare excellent.......
I did notice Marty with his love of food had a "broad smile", trusting he has his bike seat issue sorted to make the climbs at least bearable...
Andrew was at home with a fine glass of wine and a selection of Frances finest cheeses, he certainly ups the class with our motley crew,
... delivered the next day or so. EP hired a bike but Bazza will need to wear the same clothes for a while yet.
Pete and Bazz were now happy – and we went to lunch and then had a bike ride.
That night we had a superb meal of a very high standard.
Peche au Jurancon en Melba was a highlight dish.
The big hills start ...
... Finished off with a coffee with brandy in it and I was a very happy if weary chap. After a few nights I decided it was time to move on. Luckily Torla had a few outdoors shops in it so I invested in a proper pair of hiking boots and some good socks. The guide had also recommended the Canyon D’Anisclo, not too far away, so I drove to the car park and decided to give my new kit a gentle break-in. Anisclo is different again, it’s a narrow deep winding canyon going right ...