Today I climbed the “Classic” Col du Joly.
Browsing: French Alps
Over 140 kilometres with about 3,400 metres climb (+11,000 feet) in a heat wave.
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.
Here’s Big George Hincapie near the top of the hors categorie Col de Joux Plane
Another great day watching the Dauphinée Libéré.
Today the Dauphinée climbed the Salève, the super steep climb behind my house.
Wow, I am tired!
Attracting several thousand riders, the Time-Megeve cyclosportive is one of the bigger cycling events in France.
I am making good use of the mountain behind me so far this year.
A CHALLENGE to Martin, Barry, Eric (and anyone else):
Come join me on June 29th for La Grand Bo cyclosportif from Le Grand-Bornand.
The plan was to cycle up Col de la Joux Verte.
I knew the road was still closed, but it’s been so warm we thought with mountain bikes that we’d be OK.