Scott 1000 Bosses Cyclosportive


Sunday, Martin and I along with our St. Etienne friends Philippe and Xavier (and some of their team-mates) rode the Scott 1000 Bosses cyclosportive in the hills above Lyon, France.

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“Bosses” means bumps. And from the very start, this course certainly had a lot of hills.

While none of the Cols were above 1000 metres, it felt like we were always climbing or flying downhill.

The event was very well organized. Four well stocked feed stations, a well planned route on scenic and quiet roads, as well as road marshalls at all intersection blocking traffic.


Perfect weather, but for the couple of hours, for some reason, I felt as bad as I have all year. Strangely, as we approached 100 kms I started feeling a lot better. I guess at my age it takes a long time to warm up.

Luckily, my colleagues weren’t in a rush and we all happily took long, leisurely feed breaks.

Scott 1000 Bosses

Overall a great day with old (and new) friends:

Scott 1000 Bosses



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  1. Looks great. After the 20km run the night before in Lausanne I am happy I didn’t try to do it this year. I hope I can do this one next year!

  2. Félicitations ! Si ce n’est l’âge cela pourrait également venir du terrain… Pas facile du tout ces routes, ça monte dès le départ sur un goudron qui rend assez mal; pour peu que vous ayez été pris par “l’euphorie” d’un début de cyclo en partant un peu vite ça peut aussi expliquer ce mauvais début.
    En tous cas, belle cyclo (et avec le beau temps contrairement à l’année dernière); manque plus que la montée de la croix de pars par Courzieu et ça serait parfait ! 😉

  3. “A grand day out” indeed !

    Ce fut un plaisir pour toute l’équipe de rouler avec vous, et j’espère que l’on renouvellera l’expérience sur d’autres cyclos (comme déjà prévu 😉 ) ou bien en d’autres occasions.

    Quelques autres photos sur le blog de l’équipe :

  4. Philippe


    Sorry I was so weak but ultimately a very fun day.

    J’espere que peut-être nous pourrions faire une randonnee au Pilat cette annee.

    A ventoux

  5. Hey Will the Cyclist! Thanks for the photo, and nice to meet you at the 1000 Bosses! Keep up the good work, courage pour les cols, and I’ll still be using your blog/photos for my reconnaissances 🙂

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