Hotel l'Etoile des Neiges
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- Banquet room
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... 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 ...
... by the altitude, only tired from a long day of climbing.
After eating some lunch it was time to head back down the way we came, fortunately the majority of this was down hill. We stopped at the little restaurant to use the facilities. The French do not like you using their bathrooms so Ray, Rich and I ordered cokes and a nutella crepe. After ordering we then realized the bathroom was out of order!
We stayed at the restaurant a little too long ...
... the top of Glandon you turn left and then a steady 3km rise to Col de la Croix de Fer, then a long descent.
Next climb, Col du Mollard , was really tough because I started getting stomach cramps ..in hindsight I reckon that was the result of drinking too much coke at the drink stops (they had a choice between warm Perrier Sparkling, cold Coke or warm Evian. No brainer.
From that point on the rest of the day ...
The organsiers said that over 15,000 riders had entered this year....I reckon there was 15,000 cars up that road.
Anyway, I got to La Toussuire, registered for the race at the Etape village and met up with Chris at the village entrance.
Just in side the entry was a 15m long banner with all the names of the entrants. As usual the village was full of bike gear exhibits and sales.
Found a ...
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 ...