Tour d’Enfer Day 4 – Watching the Tour de FranceBy Will • Jul 23rd, 2008 • Category: 2008 Tour d'Enfer, Climbs, Cycling, Tour de France
Day 4 of the Tour d’Enfer was a free day. While many rested their sore legs in the hotel, Ralph and I went to watch the Tour de France climb Col du Galibier.
Perfect weather. The first 27 kms from Briancon were relaxing and not steep. But at Col du Lautaret things get interesting. With fans and campers everywhere, the Police were ready to close the road so we dashed past the barricade.
From then on we were periodically asked by the police to walk our bikes. So I decided to ask for a photo each time – we would then walk past and start riding again.
Here are my gendarmes series: (Note: the one police running at me and pointing in anger – and the female gendarmes walking away – the rest were friendly).
Ralph and I had too much fun today. Some more photos: