Col du Glandon (and Croix de Fer)By Will • Aug 22nd, 2009 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
This weekend is our 12th wedding anniversary. As a gift, Doreen offered me car support on the hors categorie climb of my choice – bum pushes, water bottle service, photographer, etc. And she even chalked messages all over the road for me.
A really fun day. Col du Glandon is a favourite of mine. Especially the last 2 crazy kilometres (see photo above).
I was truly spoiled today, with all of Doreen’s support. Psychologically not having to carry two full bottles (along with the guy a couple of hundreds metres behind me) meant that I worked very hard.
Doreen snapped photos and cheered me on the whole way …. and she kept surprising me with chalked messages (it’s my college nickname):
After Glandon, it’s just two and a half easy kilometres up to Col de la Croix de Fer – and the end of a fun uphill time trial.
A slideshow of the day: