As the last big mountain day, this stage could decide the entire race.
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This should be one of the best stages in the 2008 Tour.
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.
What a great Bastille Day. Doreen and I cycled up the Col de la Colombiere to watch the Tour de France. People and cyclists everywhere and hot! We rode up with Brian – his first week in Geneva and already cycling mountains. Martin and Barry took the train from Geneva and bravely rode all the [...]
Today I cycled up the Col du Glandon and the Col de la Croix de Fer (23 km climb and about 5,000 feet vertical) to watch the second huge Alps stage in the Tour de France.
This was the 2006 Tour de France stage when Landis hit a wall – the day before his “miraculous” comeback.
– Lake Annecy below 53.0 km. Biked my first col (mountain pass) this year – the short but steep Col de la Forclaz (Haute Savoie, France). It is only about 9 km of climb but averages about a 9% grade with one full kilometer a leg crushing 11.5% grade. Below, I watched the 2004 Tour [...]