Browsing: French Alps

Here are photos and videos posted from the road during the Tour. This will get updated every day for the amusement of friends and family.

This pass has been used for almost 3,000 years to cross the Alps. Julius Caesar crossed with an army in 57 BC. Today, along the route are signs with drawings commemorating Napolean’s crossing with 46,000 soldiers in 1800.

Today I climbed the “Classic” Col du Joly.

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.