This climb is most famous as the last climb on the 1958 Tour de France stage when Charlie Gaul took back 12 minutes on the leaders and went on to win the Tour. Nicknamed Monsieur Pipi because he “invented” taking a pee while continuing to ride.
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3d Satellite View of Today’s Ride – click to Enlarge. MOM: We stayed in Aix-Les-Bains when you visited. The nice hotel with flowers etc. Where you had that huge fish stew with the crazy waiter.
44.9 km Think of that really short steep stretch on your local ride that you hate because it’s just a bit too hard. Now imagine it’s 13 kms long. I have had my eye on Mont du Chat for a couple of years. But partly due to fear, and partly because it is not a [...]