This was my third time doing this well organized event. It’s an absolutely beautiful route, surrounded by Swiss mountains throughout.
Painful fun. 174 kilometres, 5000 metres ascent (+16000 feet), over 3 of the most famous climbs in France.
A challenging cyclosportive including the “famous” way up Mont Ventoux.
“Bosses” means bumps. And this course certainly had a lot of hills.
A very cool feature of the Tour de l’Ain is that for three of the stages they run same-day amateur cyclosportives on the exact same route as the pros.
Today I saw more waterfalls, glaciers, hairpins, and tunnels than I have ever seen in a single day.
I had the boys from the horn section over last night and we recorded this video:
Sunday, Martin and I successfully completed the Maratona dles Dolomites.
Philippe and I have ridden together twice now. Today, and once with light hail. We have agreed that our third time must include some sun.
This cyclosportive has become one of the most famous events on the European amateur cycling calendar. In part due to the beautiful surroundings, and in part due to the challenging course – including 5 passes above 2,000 metres.