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Cyclosportives La Marmotte - Galibier
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Along with “L’Etape du Tour” – it is probably the most famous – and one of the the most challenging – Cyclosportive in France.

174 kilometres (108 miles) and 5,000 metres vertical ascent (16,400 feet)!

Cyclosportives
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La Marmotte (along with l’Etape du Tour) are probably the most famous and two of the most challenging Cyclosportives in France.

I’ll be riding it this Saturday: 174 kilometres and +5,000 metres of ascent (+17,000 feet). Three epic, beautiful, and legendary climbs with the easiest being Alpe d’Huez (seriously).

Tour de France
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Col du Galibier via Col du Telegraphe is the biggest climb in France in terms of altitude gain. I can get to the base of Telegraphe from home in an hour forty-five – as it starts right next to an autoroute – sweet.