Today I climbed the “Classic” Col du Joly.
Woohooo! I cross the finish line at today’s Tour of Switzerland well before the pros – my first stage victory!
Cycling up Alpe d’Huez? There is more to do than just the usual Tour de France route.
A CHALLENGE to Martin, Barry, Eric (and anyone else):
Come join me on June 29th for La Grand Bo cyclosportif from Le Grand-Bornand.
The plan was to cycle up Col de la Joux Verte.
I knew the road was still closed, but it’s been so warm we thought with mountain bikes that we’d be OK.
This is cycling paradise with signed routes everywhere, perfectly surfaced roads up high, and scenery to die for.
There may not be a better base in the French Alps for cycling than Barcelonnette.
It is literally surrounded by mountains looking to be climbed.
Now this is an amazing route!
A couple of kilometres from Thones is a turn up a very steep, quiet road to the little-known Col de Plan Bois (not in my cycling bible).