Below zero at the bottom. And plenty of snow up top.
You know it’s a difficult loop when Col de Joux Plane is the easy climb.
Every time I have cycled Galibier, I have eyed a nearby old military road full of hairpins.
Too much fun. See post for Video.
Stage 8 will be the first Alpine stage in the 2010 Tour de France.
An unbelievably steep, but absolutely stunning route.
Painful fun. 174 kilometres, 5000 metres ascent (+16000 feet), over 3 of the most famous climbs in France.
The first mountain stage of the 2010 Tour de France. This stage is an “amuse bouche” (appetizer) for the Alps.
Sometimes just a small detour can lead to amazing sights.