Over 140 kilometres with about 3,400 metres climb (+11,000 feet) in a heat wave.
Archive for the ‘Cyclosportives’ Category
Wow, I am tired!
Attracting several thousand riders, the Time-Megeve cyclosportive is one of the bigger cycling events in France.
The Cyclotour du Léman has several thousand people cycling around Lake Geneva.
There is also a mountain route through the Juras (only about 160 people) and since I circled the lake last year, this year I chose “La Montagnarde.”
Freshly returned from Wales, I was up at 5:00 am to pick up Martin and Barry and head to Gruyere, Switzerland for the 125 km Gruyere Cycling Tour. A challenging but fantastic route through the Alps across three medium cols. Final count showed over 2000 participants and the first hour or so was great fun [...]
I am in Alsace, France meeting up with several Americans and a Canadian for some cycling in the Vosges mountains. All very nice guys – ranging from good to VERY strong cyclists. Sunday – to “warm-up” – we rode in the Col des Vosgiens cyclosportif. The route was 173 kms and well over 2,000 metres [...]
Although I bike a lot, until today I had never cycled 100 kms – a century. Today I not only rode a metric century but an imperial century as well. Today Martin and I rode in the annual cyclo tour of Lake Geneva (a 176 kilometres around the lake – starting in Lausanne). The riders [...]