Watching the Dauphiné LibéréBy Will • Jun 12th, 2008 • Category: Climbs, Cycling, Favorites
Today stage four of the Dauphiné climbed the Salève (Col de la Croisette), the super steep climb behind my house.
Six of us – me, my wife and four great friends from Geneva met at our place pre-ride for lunch and Belgium beers.
We set off from my house in high spirits and soon met some tough grade. In my unbiased opinion, the bravest rider today was clearly my wife – on her heavy old touring bike. There were at least 5 fans on the side of the road that gave her a helping push (fondled her bottom? ). But she was cheerful and grateful.
Not too many cyclists on the road, but a steady stream. And as we got higher there were more and more fans at every hairpin. As always, the support was fun and appreciated.
A quick sloppy video of the day:
Do we look like we’re having fun?