My fourth cyclosportive this June (versus only three the previous 42 years).
I don’t think I am getting faster. But at least the pain is less of a surprise.
Starting from the very scenic ski station of Le Grand Bornand, this was a beautiful and challenging 120 kilometre course, with +2700 metres of vertical ascent (+9000 feet).
Martin joined me for this adventure. Barry managed to register but struggled from that point on.
Four climbs starting with the easier side of Col de la Croix Fry. A nice appetizer.
Then a long pleasant stretch including Col des Fleuries. And then things got hard.
First, a 500 metre climb up to Mont Saxonnex through a stunning gorge on nice shaded roads – but incredibly steep. Then, up Col de la Colombiere (not again!). Ouch those last three kilometres never get easier.
Unfortunately, not many good photos today – I was trying to pedal. So instead, a poorly edited, badly designed video, shoddy camera work and all. Oh, and sorry for saying “tired” so often.