Club Med Meribel l'Antares
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... most of the Col de Croix Fer not to be confused with Day Two's Croix Fre. This road had a lot of traffic and cyclists so you had to be on your toes. Fortunately the drivers are friendly to cyclists.
Pretty soon our route turned off to the left and now the road was much less busy. The Croix Fer winded around the mountainside and offered some amazing views. This was a pretty tough hill because the pitch kept changing rather than staying steady.
We did a ...
... from the hot sun.
At first I was feeling a little stiff in the legs. I made sure to pace myself up the hills. Ray, Rich and I have mostly been riding the "Performance" rides but there were a few of the riders that were riding “Extreme” the first 3 days that dropped into our group. They are strong riders therefore the pace was a little higher.
Our ride was to finish up a steep climb call Les Lacets de Montvernier. It is this crazy road that ...
... 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 ...
... Epine, which was 4.2 miles long
with an avg % incline of 7.2%. Definitely a way to wake you up in the morning! From
here we did a medium length decent and began the long grind up the Col de la
Croix-Fer. The incline wasn’t too bad but it sure was long! It took us a good
60-90 minutes (with a few rest stops) to get to the top. From here there were
some amazing views of the surrounding mountains. We had a picnic lunch at the
top and took a good ...
Up early this morning, truth is I woke at 3am and couldn't get back to sleep. I need to be down at St Jean du Maurienne for the start of the Etape by 6:45am and I have a 30min drive to get there from my base at Valmeinier.
Here's the breakfast plan, make a cup of coffee tip it into a drink bottle, grab some eats for breakfast (madeleines, banana, drinking yogurt plus 2 stale "pain au chocolates" I pinched from the hotel ...