First, let me just say that Col d’Evosges was a revelation. It’s an amazing climb.…
I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.
Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.
A fun day with Philipe and Xavier cycling in the Swiss Jura mountains and watching the Tour de Romandie.
Le Cycle Magazine once called Mont du Chat perhaps the toughest (paved) climb in France. I think there are harder, but it’s fairly brutal.
I am now eligible to become a “member” of the Confrérie des Fêlés (brotherhood of the crackpots) du Grand Colombier.
The goal was to find some new Cols and quiet, scenic roads. Mission accomplished.
At the risk of repeating myself, the Jura mountains are an incredible place for steep, big, beautiful, deserted cycling climbs.
For anyone that has never seen a stage, this gives a pretty good feel of how much fun it is …. especially the Publicity Caravan.