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.
Today, Barry, Martin, Fabian Cancellara and I rode the Gruyère Cycling Tour.
Along with “L’Etape du Tour” – it is probably the most famous – and one of the the most challenging – Cyclosportive in France.
174 kilometres (108 miles) and 5,000 metres vertical ascent (16,400 feet)!
La Marmotte (along with l’Etape du Tour) are probably the most famous and two of the most challenging Cyclosportives in France.
I’ll be riding it this Saturday: 174 kilometres and +5,000 metres of ascent (+17,000 feet). Three epic, beautiful, and legendary climbs with the easiest being Alpe d’Huez (seriously).