This pass has been used for almost 3,000 years to cross the Alps. Julius Caesar crossed with an army in 57 BC. Today, along the route are signs with drawings commemorating Napolean’s crossing with 46,000 soldiers in 1800.
Browsing: French Alps
My fourth cyclosportive this June (versus only three the previous 42 years).
Over 140 kilometres with about 3,400 metres climb (+11,000 feet) in a heat wave.
My legs needed a day off, but the sirens of the Dauphiné were calling my name.
On a last second whim, I jumped in the car to the base of Col du Granier – the first climb in today’s race.
Here’s Big George Hincapie near the top of the hors categorie Col de Joux Plane
Another great day watching the Dauphinée Libéré.
Today the Dauphinée climbed the Salève, the super steep climb behind my house.
Wow, I am tired!
Attracting several thousand riders, the Time-Megeve cyclosportive is one of the bigger cycling events in France.
I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.