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... the peloton. As he began the last climb you could see and hear the TV helicopters buzzing around. We found a good spot on the side of the rode and I captured a great video of him flying by us probably doing around 15-17 Mph uphill. Nibili ended up winning the day but the overall top three riders kept their positions.
As the race finished we got changed back into our cycling gear to head down the road. We would have to meet the vans at the bottom of the hill. Leaving ...
... 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 ...
... you could look off to your right and see were we started in the valley below. The views were simply amazing. Rich, Ray and I found that if we keep a nice easy pace of 5-6mph and take occasional breaks that we stay strong for the whole day. Hopefully this will keep up as we have 3 more day of riding after today.
When we reached the top of the Telegraphe we stopped and took a number of pictures. There was this interesting "statue" of a cyclist atop his ...
... a little tricky.
We finally made it back to the hotel finishing the ride at
102km (63 miles). Our immediate focus, cool off! We threw on our swim suites
and walked down to the river. Here we took an Alps ice bath by sitting waist
deep in the water for a good 5 minutes. It was very cold but hopefully it will
help with recovery tomorrow.
After a big dinner it was back to the room to relax a bit
and get to bed. Tomorrow is ...
... 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 ...