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... 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 ...
... 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 ...