I brought my photographer today and he filmed my stage victory: (the secret is to leave 2 hours before the peloton).
A scenic and challenging loop around and over the Jura mountains from Geneva.
If you are a fan of cross-country skiing or seeing huskies pull a sleigh ….. Col de Cuvéry atop Plateau de Retord is the place to visit.
There is a currently a lot of snow around. So it’s either stay on ploughed roads or brave the powder.
How does a 32 kilometres bike ride take over 5 hours? Ice, Ice, more ice, snow, hiking, etc.
Believe it or not, I have yet to go cycling in 2009. Don’t worry, I haven’t been too lazy.
Col de Crozet is in the middle of a tiny ski station in the Jura mountains above Geneva.
It was overcast all day in Geneva – on the other side of the mountains. A huge cloud wall was on top of the Juras. I was in a little sunny micro climate valley.
It’s tough to say much about Alpe d’huez that hasn’t been said a hundred times before. But I will say that October is a fantastic time.