Woooohoooo. I’d had been feeling relatively fit, so I decided to try something a little crazy as the season winds down.
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If you do one climb in the French Pyrenées, make it Lac de Cap de Long.
I’ve dreamed of doing this forever. Climb Col du Tourmalet, the most famous pass in the Pyrenées and then go much higher on an unpaved path to the towering Pic du Midi de Bigorre.
I absolutely loved this climb.
A fairly magical route climbing both the French and Italian sides of Col du Mont Cenis, as well as a brilliant detour up to the Col du Petit Mont Cenis.
Thanks to Ashley for pointing out this truly spectacular high altitude (2385 metres), fully paved, climb in the Haute Maurienne Alps.
I’ve dreamed of doing this gigantic climb for a long time. With 1900 metres of ascent it’s easily the biggest single un-interrupted climb I have done in France.
I had been thinking about this project, ever since Philippe, Xavier, and I watched the sunrise up Mont Ventoux
The shortest but perhaps most fun “cyclosportive” I have ever done.