My first ride of the year without snow: wow, heat wave. Philippe’s bike seemed fully loaded. Could there be beer for lunch?
The plan: Cycle as many Cols as possible and then watch Stage 4 of Paris-Nice.
As luck would have it, I have a cycling friend in St Etienne (today’s Paris-Nice finish). Philippe kindly invited me to come see the stage with him after first exploring the very interesting hills of the Parc Naturel Régional du Pilat by bike.
The route for the 2008 Paris-Nice was unveiled today.
Stage 4 will climb Mont Ventoux on the lessor known Malaucene side – but will only go as far as Mont Serein Ski Station.