Villaggio Olimpico Sestriere
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... of the road. As I looked up the mountain to the peak it seemed to be more like 3 miles. So on we chugged. At this point there are cyclist everywhere battling up the climb and intermixed with cars and even some small campers! This was truly a test. Finally we reach the summit. From here you had a 360-degree view of the Alps and the valleys below. There is a large sign at the top that lets you know the altitude, 2645 meters or 8,677 feet. Surprisingly I didn’t feel ...
... persistence and survival.
Ultimately I made it, absolutely shagged, but I was still standing unlike a stack of others who were on the roadside collapsed.
I met up with Chris at the finish, he didn;'t make the time cut on Glandon and was ferried back to the finish by bus....not happy.
So that's the Etape for another year....not so sure about doing this again. This experience was enough.
... beautiful new bikes to drool over, especially the latest Time Izon
Chris and I lamented last years event over a pasta lunch in one of the restaurants at the top. Pretty good tagliatelle carbonara they served up to us.
After an afternoon's TV watching the TdF stage....and a few reds, I headed off for the 25km drive up the valley to my hotel at Valmeinier.
Got to get organised for tomorrow and off to bed ...
280 km Fuel €15.30 and €10 First part of the drive was through flatland Italy wasn't much to see but the second half was great, down the French rocky Alps into Monaco. One road was shut going over the Alps so had to take a detour. Walked down to the harbour in nice and saw some very expensive boats a had dinner at a French /American bar. £78.13 apogia ...
... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sé bastien_Le_Prestre_de_Vauban We headed South West from Chamonix to Flumet before turning South East to Buorg St. Maurice then on to Val d'Lsere. Heading South West from Val d'Lsere we crossed out first pass of the day, Col de L'lseran, 2770 meters. This is the highest paved road in the Alps. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Col_de_ l%27Iseran It was refreshingly cool at the summit of this pass. We then headed South West to ...