A very cool feature of the Tour de l’Ain is that for three of the stages they run same-day amateur cyclosportives on the exact same route as the pros.
A beautiful loop through the Haut Juras – finishing with a superb climb through and above the Gorges du Flumens.
Le cycle magazine once called this possibly the most difficult climb in France. An exaggeration, but tough work!
And a video.
Two more VERY steep climbs in the Swiss Juras.
Another couple of great – virtually car free – climbs in the Jura mountains.
And some friendly Chartreuse Monks
Another fantastic day cycling and watching the Tour de Romandie. My plan was to cycle…
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.