Stage 8 will be the first Alpine stage in the 2010 Tour de France.
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A stunning ride from Morzine up to Avoriaz with – a much stronger – Barry. It is a much nicer route up via Lac Montriond – up the wooded valley along crazy hairpins. The way down is much more open and a little less interesting. I felt weak as a kitten today – frustrating. I [...]
Joux: Mountain Forest A super scenic climb in the Porte de Soleil ski region (largest connected ski area in the world) that starts at Morzine ski-station. I climbed the South route to the Col and onto Avoriaz a couple of years back during a heat wave and had descended today’s north route and knew it [...]
33 km Avoriaz is a perched purpose built ski station in the French Alps high above Morzine. Starting in Morzine, the climb starts gradually but soon becomes relatively steep and provides great mountain views in all directions as the route continual switchbacks. My bike computer said 100 degrees F (38 Celsius) and I was dripping [...]