Les Villages Clubs Du Soleil Valmorel
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... a classic Tour climb and one that has been used repeatedly over the years. While painful, it was also beautiful. We topped out and had a bite to eat before descending into Valloire. From Valloire the real fun began. 18km to the top of the Col de Galibier, and it was a BEAST!! Several folks only made it to the 12km mark before bailing out and jumping in the van. Most of the ride was on slopes of 8+% ...
... Thompson group joined us. These folks were here on a viewing trip and were not riders. They were characters however and dressed up in all sorts of crazy outfits. They had a lot of energy. The rest of us however were all pretty spent after cycling for 5 straight days.
After I ate and drank a bunch of water I found a tree and took a little nap. I don't know how long I slept but it was much needed rest. Pretty soon more and more Tour traffic was driving by. Each team ...
As the hot afternoon continued you could start to here the TV helicopters flying around overhead. At one point I counted 5 helicopters. They fly at different heights and have high tech cameras that can zoom in on the riders. The riders began to make their way up the mountainside. We took our positions along a sharp left hand curve. It was very exciting seeing the riders fly by. I got some great shots of the various riders. This day the pros had ridden 180km (111 ...
... probably stood a good 10-12 feet and was made completely of hay. I am curious if this survives the winter or if this was just for the season.
From the top of the Telegraph we had a 3-4km decent and entered the great town of Valloire. This is a very nice little ski town with many hotels, restaurants and shop. We had no time to stop however as we still had a lot of climbing to do. Once leaving the town I saw our first kilometer marker of the day marking the ...
... new “flat”
since we had been climbing so much, 3% seemed like a piece of cake. At the top
of the Aravia we had an amazing view of Mount Blanc, which is the highest
mountain in the Alps topping out at 15,771 feet. Our ride leader said it was
rare to see the peak as it is usually covered in mountains.
From here we did a super long decent back into the valley.
At the bottom we took a vote, continue as planned and climb another ...