A fantastic four col loop through the Chartreuse alps above Chambéry.
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The huge mountain massif between Grenoble and Chambéry is the Parc naturel régional de Chartreuse. Beautiful mountains and some great cycling.
My greatest cycling skill? Climbing? Descending? Time Trialing? Sadly no.
But I am a great route planner! And today’s route was sweet.
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.
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.