My fourth cyclosportive this June (versus only three the previous 42 years).
In May, Doreen and I spent three days cycling around Gstaad, Switzerland. Someone saw one of the photos and invited me to enter the PBS Nature – Television “Prince of the Alps” photo contest.
And the photo placed in the top 10 – sort of cool.
Over 140 kilometres with about 3,400 metres climb (+11,000 feet) in a heat wave.
Woohooo! I cross the finish line at today’s Tour of Switzerland well before the pros – my first stage victory!
My legs needed a day off, but the sirens of the Dauphiné were calling my name.
On a last second whim, I jumped in the car to the base of Col du Granier – the first climb in today’s race.
Here’s Big George Hincapie near the top of the hors categorie Col de Joux Plane
Another great day watching the Dauphinée Libéré.
Today the Dauphinée climbed the Salève, the super steep climb behind my house.
Cycling up Alpe d’Huez? There is more to do than just the usual Tour de France route.