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I take LOTS of photos while cycling. And occasionally I even take a good photo or two.

But when riding in Cyclosportives or along famous climbs there are often professional photographers along the route. Need help posing?

Cyclosportives La Marmotte - Galibier

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)!


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

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.