As the last big mountain day, this stage could decide the entire race.
Pré means meadow in French – so Col des Prés clumsily translated means “mountain pass of the meadows.”
Don’t worry, only one climb today. It does happen to be the LONGEST climb in France.
Here is a preview of stage two of the upcoming July 2008 Lost Boys Tour d’Enfer.
Day 2: La Clusaz to Bourg-Saint-Maurice
The Stage: Approximately 92 kilometres (57 miles); Ascent: 3,030 metres (9,940 feet)
Here is stage one of the upcoming July 2008 Lost Boys Tour d’Enfer. A trip organized by my friend Leslie that will include people from the USA, Canada, France, Turkey, Germany, and Switzerland.
Winter is for dreaming. Here are five great French Alps climbs all over 2,000 metres that to-date I have not yet cycled.
Col de Solaison seems only to be there for the pleasure of tourists, and amateur climbing cyclists in particular.”
– Atlas des Cols des Alpes
One of the fun parts of riding in the Alps is reading the cycling graffiti on the roads.
Today’s route still has remnants of 2004 Tour de France Graffiti – including several artistic polka dot tributes to French hero Richard Virenque.
List of Climbs All years – (excludes repeats; for some of the more famous climbs…