Monthly Archives: July 2011

Alpe d’Huez – Stage 19, Tour de France

The Issoire to Saint-Flour Etape was truly awful – a lot of people were ambulanced off with hypothermia. We were battered by a hailstorm at one point and spent most of the day pedaling into a driving headwind. Out of … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour II – Issoire to Saint-Flour

The Etape on Monday went really well – I got in under five hours and placed eight-hundred-and-something out of a truly massive field of 8000+. The guys have arrived from the States for the Cycle Camp based at Chalets Merlo … Continue reading

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La Marmotte Cyclosportive

It was La Marmotte last Saturday (2 July) – one of the season’s biggies. It’s 174km with 5000m of climbing, including Alpe d’Huez. I placed 1128th in the total field of around 7000 (I said it was a biggie), and … Continue reading

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