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p è l e r i n ag e

a v a n t - p r e m i è r e


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S ATUR DAY

MO NDAY

TUESDAY

DAY ON E - A R R I VA L

DAY three - LE GRAND DéPART

DAY fo u r - vo i e c l as si q u e

Pick up from Geneva Airport in the morning with transfer back to our base Navette, a small mountain village close to the hub valley town of Moutier in the Savoie. Once everyone has arrived and settled, welcome drinks and dinner provide an opportunity to relax and meet the team.

And so it begins.With over one hundred miles of constant climbing or decending and 4 categorized climbs over one thousand metres, Le G rand Départ will soon decide who is ready. This first stage is a beautiful ride, although not the steepest and not reaching the altitude of later stages it will certainly challenge.

am - PIC K U P F R O M G e n e va A I R P O R T PM - A RRI VA L AT CHA LE T N AV ET TE WELC OM E D I NNE R I N NAV E T TE

Di s tanc e. 166. 48km - GAI N. 3400m - Max el evati on. 1621 M

This daunting classic route takes on the fabled trinity of the col du T élégraph e (cat 1 ) , the co l du Galibier (h c) and the iconic Alpe D’h uez (h c) . Test yourself on the stage where many a Tour narrative has been set and several winners crowned. The Vo ie Classiq ue at 134kms but may provide the toughest test in terms of climbing, but be warned at this early point in the PèLerin age don’t burn all your matches. After the stage we will celebrate with a meal out before we return with tired legs to the chalet for some well earned rest.

06. 00AM 07. 00am 07. 30am 08. 00AM

S UNDAY

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BREAKFAS T C HAL ET NAVETTE Depart C hal l et Navette Arri ve AL bertvi l l e l e G RAND Départ

Distan ce. 1 3 4 km - GAIN . 3 7 0 0 m - Max elevat io n . 2 6 7 6 M 0 6 .0 0 AM 0 7 .0 0 am 0 8 .0 0 am 0 8 .3 0 AM

DI NNER ON RETU RN TO C HAL ET NAVETTE

DAY T W O - to u r d e ca fé A free day to explore or relax and a chance to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Savoie mountains. Particpants who wish to stretch their legs can join us on an organised cafe ride, which we can taylor to your requirements. Choose form a simple roll down to Moutier for a coffee or the challenge of cycling up the 33km ascent to Val Thorens! For those who feel they don’t want to peak too soon, you can always unwind in the jacuzzi pool or acclimatise on the sundeck provided at the challet.

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BREAKFAST CH ALET N AVET T E Depart Ch allet N avet t e Sain t- Jean - de- Maurien n e vo ie classiq ue

CELEBRAT IO N DIN N ER o ut BEFO RE RET URN T O CH ALET N AVET T E

pèler

a m - B R E A K FA S T CHA L ET N AV ET TE 10.30A M - t ou r d e ca fé ( O P T I O N AL ) 08.30PM - D I nne r CHA lle t N AV ETTE

La Chambre -

Distan ce. 3 4 km - GAIN . 1 2 0 0 M - START in g

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LE GRAND DéPART

voie classique

Albertville - Ugine

St-Jean-de-Maurienne - Allemond 1

Col de la Colombière

HC

12.11km - 5.4% AV

Col du Galibier 17.90km - 6.6% AV

ALPE D’huez

Col DES ARAVIS 7.76km - 6.0% av

2

2

COL DE ROMME

Col Du Télégraphe

4.44km - 7.4% AV

13.15km - 6.6% av

14.34km - 7.7 % AV

HC

1

3000.00

ELEVATION IN METRES

2500.00 2000.00

3

1

1500.00

3

3

3 1000.00 500.00 000.00 000.00KM ALBERTVILLE

25KM

50KM

75KM

100KM

125KM

150KM

166.50KM

000.00KM 166.50KM

25KM

UGINE

ST-JEAN-DE-MAUriENNE

50KM

75KM

100KM

134KM 300.50KM Allemond


a v a n t - p r e m i è r e PèLerinage

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W ED N ESDAY

T HUR S DAY

FRIDAY

DAY F IV E - P é L e r i n age / FRE E DAY

DAY si x - gâteau de fer

DAY s EV EN - D éser t

At the midway point things begin to slow down. Although many may see the 34km P è L e r i nage as a recovery day, it’s what we think cycling in the alps is all about. A chance to take in the views, stop and reflect, whilst climbing one of the most stunning roads of the region. Be excited if you like hairpins and half days!

A truely epic route, you’ll need a strong stomach to devour stage 3, as the gâteau de fer visits some of the Tours most famous climbs via alternate lesser known routes. The penultamate stages finale, climbs the infamous southern ascent of the c ol de l a madel ein e via Montgellefray, before finishing back down in the valley of Aigueblanche, with the option for those strong enough to climb up the c ol dU NAVETTE all the way to the front door.

The longest and the toughest stage means an early start for all and lights on bikes. As we follow the cars down into the valley from Navette, we prepare for another assualt on the co l de la madelein e this time on the classic route from the north.We aim to reach the summit at sunrise and a chance to experience the view over a second breakfast. The final challenge really begins as we continue on the historic (214km) stage of the PèLerin age. The route continues to roll upwards as we climb the CO L DE L’iseran the highest paved mountain pass (2770m) in the alps and our final summit. After a quick celebratory coffee we roll down to Bourg Saint Maurice and to the end. Pilgrimage complete. Pélerin age fin !

D ista nc e . 34k m - GA I N. 1 2 0 0 M - M ax el evat i o n . 1 5 5 8 M AM 09.00am 10.00a m 10.30A M 12.30A M

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B R E A K FA S T CHA L ET N AV ET TE D e pa r t C h a l e t N av e t t e L A CHA M B R E P è Le r i nage p i qu e -ni qu e P è L er i n ag e

Di s tanc e. 130km - GAI N. 3600m - M ax el evati on. 2067M 06. 00AM 07.00am 08. 00am 08. 30AM

D INNER ON R E T U R N T O CHAL ET N AV ET TE

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BREAKFAS T C HAL ET NAVETTE Depart Chalet Navette S t-Mari e-De-C u i nes gâteau de fer

Distan ce. 2 1 4 km - GAIN . 4 5 0 0 m - Max elevat io n . 2 7 6 3 M 0 4 .0 0 AM 05.00am 0 7 .0 0 am PM

DI NNER ON RETU RN TO C HAL ET NAVETTE

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FIRST BREAKFAST CH ALET N AVET T E Désert Depart Chalet Navette SECO N D BREAKFAST co l de la madelein e fin

CELEBRAT IO N DIN N ER - BO URG- SAIN T- MAURICE

SATURDAY DAY S EV EN

inage

am - BREAKFAST Chalet Navette am - DROP OFF Geneva AIRPORT

- La Chambre

g el evation. 450 - M a x e l e vat i on . 1 5 5 8 M

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gâteau de fer

Désert

Navette - Bourg-Saint-Maurice

St-Marie-De-Cuines - Aigueblanche

1

COL dE LA CROIX DE FER/COL DU GLANDON hc

Col du Mollard

COL de la Madeleine

HC

( SOUTH SIDE VIA montgellafrey )

19.19km - 6.9% AV

1

18.90km - 5.6% AV

1

7.70km - 6.9% AV

Col De l’iseran 20.51km - 5.0% av

Col du LA MADELEINE 25.29km - 6.5% AV

Col du LA MADELEINE(petit) 5.35km - 5.3% av

2

2

3 3 3

000.00KM 334.50KM

25KM

ST-MARIE-DE-CUINES

50KM

75KM

100KM

130KM 464.50KM AIGUEBLANCHE

000.00KM 464.50KM Challet Navette

25KM

50KM

75KM

100KM

125KM

150KM

175KM

200KM

214KM 678.50KM

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE


“Training is like fighting with a gorilla.You don’t stop when you’re tired.You stop when the gorilla is tired.”

Greg Henderson


étape 1

LE GRAND DéPART Albertville - Ugine


étape 1

LE GRANDE DéPART Albertville - Ugine

Di s tanc e. 166. 48km - GAI N. 3400m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 347M - M a x elevat io n . 1 6 2 1 M

BONNEVILLE

100km

CLUSES D119

90km 110km

COL DE ROMME

D12

70km

D119

4.44km - 7.4% AV -1327M

D4 60km

Col de la Colombière

12.11km - 5.4% AV - 1561M

120km

D12

D4

SAINT-JEAN-de- sixt

ANNECY

130km

Col DES ARAVIS

D 909

09 D9

7.76km - 6.0% av -1464M

THONES 40km

D12

D 909

140km

80km D12

FLUMET

2 D16

160km

20km

FINISH / UGINE

START /ALBERTVILLE


Col de la Colombière

1

Col DES ARAVIS 7.76km - 6.0% av

12.11km - 5.4% AV

2 2

COL DE ROMME 4.44km - 7.4% AV

3

1561M

1464M

1

1500.00

1327M

3

3 500.00

135 km

cluses

THONES

1000.00

90 km

ELEVATIONINMETRES

2000.00

000.00 000.00KM

25KM

ALBERTVILLE

50KM

75KM

100KM

125KM

DISTANCEINkiloMETRES

150KM

166.48KM UGINE

Albertville - Ugine Di s tanc e. 166. 48km - GAI N. 3400m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 347M - Max elevat io n . 1 6 2 1 M

After a brief coffee we head out from Albertville along the main rolling road towards Ugine. This is one of few flat-ish sections along the entire parcours of stage one of Pèlerinage, so take time to warm up and prepare for what is to come. At the 10kms mark the road turns sky wards and we begin to ascend our 1st Category One climb. At 12 km long with a 5% average gradient this will end our warm up. There is a brief moment of respite as we reach Flumet and a chance for water, before we turn off the main road onto the D909, the slightly quieter tarmac that leads us up towards the Col Des Aravis(1464m). Once over the summit we can enjoy our first proper alpine decent, an open10km stretch that passes the skiing resort of Clusaz, with open meadows and forest in abundance. Saint-Jean-De-Sixt is our next stop and from here we regroup before we turn onto the D4 and the beautiful 12km climb of the Col de La Colombière and its reaching panoramics. Once a photograph has been taken and supplies refilled we drop once again before turning off the main mountain road and onto the more tranquil D119 at Le Reposoir. Leaving the small town below us as we enter a forested section that offers shade as we wind our way up the much steeper ascent of the Col de Romme. Although only 4.5kms long, the tougher gradient will be noticeable in the heat of the day. As we reach the top the views open once more before we head down the fast and very technical 10km decent into the valley below.

At Cluses we will break and refuel.We then travel west through a built up area of the plateau towards Bonneville and ascend again away from the valley on the D12. With all the major climbs completed in the first half of the stage, it’s time to work together as we continue south, back to the junction town of Saint-Jean-De-Sixt. Although we don’t go over 1000 metres in elevation again, the constant rolling terrain will be truely draining and disrupt the rhythm of the group. As we join the D909 and roll towards Thones it will be one of the last opportunities to labour en masse and enjoy the draft. After Thones there are still two Category 3 climbs to come. A sting in tale as we continue south on the D12 and the stage refuses to let you relax. As you struggle over the final Cat 3 at an elevation of 971 metres with 150 kilometres already in your legs we divert onto D162 and the parcours finally relents. Now is time to enjoy all the toil, as we roll down the twisting tarmac off the mountain and towards the stage finish at Ugine, Le Grand Départ complete.

07. 00am - Depart Chalet Navette 07. 30am - Arri ve AL bert ville 08. 00AM - l e G RAND Départ


ĂŠtape 2

voie classique St-Jean-de-Maurienne - Allemond


étape 2

voie classique St-Jean-de-Maurienne - Allemond

Di s tanc e. 134km - GAI N. 3700m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 569M - M ax elevat io n . 2 6 7 6 M

Départ /ST-JEAN-DE-MAUriENNE

Now is time to enjoy all the toil, as we roll down the twisting tarmac off the mountain and towards the stage finish at Ugine, Le Grande Départ complete. 0 7 . 0 0 am - D e pa r t C h a l l e t Navette 0 7 . 3 0 am - Ar r i v e AL b er t v il l e 0 8 . 0 0 AM - l e G R AN D e D épart

10km

Saint-MICHEl-de-MAURIenne

Col13.15km du Télégraphe - 6.6% av - 1584M D 902

D 902 30km

VALLOIRE D 902

LAC DU VERNEY

AARRIVée /Allemond 130km

D4 4b

40km

Alpe d’Huez 14.34km - 7.7% AV - 1824M

120km D 211b

02 D9

D 211

100km

Col du Galibier

LLe BOURG-D'oisans

17.90km - 6.6% AV - 2607M

LA GRAVE

91 D 10

90km

LAC DU CHAMBON

80km

D 1091

70km

D 109 1

60km


HC

Col Du Télégraphe 13.15km - 6.6%

Col du Galibier 17.90km - 6.6% AV

ALPE D’huez

1

14.34km - 7.7 % AV

HC

3000.00

17.00 km

500.00 000.00 000.00KM

LA GRAVE

25KM

50KM

ST-JEAN-DE-MAUriENNE

Le BOURG-D'oisans

VALLOIRE

3

98.00 km

1000.00

1584M

1824M

70.50 km

1500.00

33.50 km

Saint-MICHEl-de-MAURIenne

2000.00 ELEVATIONINMETRE S

2607M

av

2500.00

75KM

100KM

DISTANCEINkiloMETRES

125KM 134KM Allemond

St-Jean-de-Maurienne - Allemond Di s tanc e. 134km - GAI N. 3700m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 569M - Max elevat io n . 2 6 7 6 M

After a brief coffee we head out from Albertville along the main rolling road towards Ugine. This is one of few flat-ish sections along the entire parcours of stage one of Pèlerinage, so take time to warm up and prepare for what is to come. At the 10kms mark the road turns sky wards and we begin to ascend our 1st Category One climb. At 12 kms long with a 5% average gradient this will end our warm up. There is a brief moment of respite as we reach Flumet and a chance for water, before we turn off the main road onto the D909 the slightly quieter tarmac that leads us up towards the Col Des Aravis(1464m). After the summit, we can enjoy our first proper alpine decent, an open10km stretch that passes the skiing resort of Clusaz, with open meadows and forrest in abundance. Saint-Jean-De-Sixt is our next stop and from here we regroup before we turn onto the D4 and the beautiful 12km climb of the Col de la Colombière and its reaching panoramics. Once a photograph has been taken and supplies refilled, we drop once again before turning off the main mountain road and onto the more tranquil D119 at Le Reposoir. We leave the small town below us as we enter a forrested section that offers shade as we wind our way up the much steeper ascent of the Col de Romme. Although only 4.5kms long, the tougher gradient will be noticeable in the heat of the day. As we reach the top, the views open once more before we head down the fast and very technical 10km decent into the valley below.

At Cluses we will break and refuel.We then travel west through a built up area of the plateau towards Bonneville and ascend again away from the valley on the D12. With all the major climbs completed in the first half of the stage, it’s time to work together as we continue south, back to the junction town of Saint-Jean-De-Sixt. Although we don’t go over 1000 metres in elevation again, the constant rolling terrain will be truely draining and disrupt the rhythm of the group. As we join the D909 and roll towards Thones it will be one of the last opportunities to labour en masse and enjoy the draft. After Thones there are still two Category 3 climbs to come. A sting in tale as we continue south on the D12 and the stage refuses to let you relax. As you struggle over the final Cat 3 at an elevation of 971 metres with 150 kilometres already in your legs we divert onto D162 and the parcours finally relents. Now is time to enjoy all the toil, as we roll down the twisting tarmac off the mountain and towards the stage finish at Ugine, Le Grande Départ complete.

07. 00am - Depart Challet Navette 07. 30am - Arri ve AL bert ville 08. 00AM - l e G RANDe Dé part


pèlerinage La Chambre - La Chambre

Di s tanc e. 34km - GAI N. 1200M - S TARTi ng el evati on. 450 - M ax elevat io n . 1 5 5 8 M

We leave the small town below us as we enter a forrested section that offers shade as we wind our way up the much steeper ascent of the Col de Romme. Although only 4.5kms long, the tougher gradient will be noticeable in the heat of the day. As we reach the top, the views open once more before we head down the fast and very technical 10km decent into the valley below. At Cluses we will break and refuel.We then travel west through a built up area of the plateau towards Bonneville and ascend again away from the valley on the D12. With all the major climbs completed in the first half of the stage, it’s time to work together as we continue south, back to the junction town of Saint-Jean-De-Sixt. Now is time to enjoy all the toil, as we roll down the twisting tarmac off the mountain and towards the stage finish at Ugine, Le Grande Départ complete.

07. 00am - Depart Challet Navette 07. 30am - Arri ve AL bertvi l l e 08. 00AM - l e G RANDe Départ


étape 3

gâteau de fer St-Marie-De-Cuines - Aigueblanche


étape étape 32

gâteau de fer voie classique St-Marie-De-Cuines - Aigueblanche St-Jean-de-Maurienne - Allemond

Di s tanc e. 130km - GAI N. 3600m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 467M - Max elevat io n . 2 0 6 7 M Di s tanc e. 134km - GAI N. 3700m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 569M - M ax elevat io n . 2 6 7 6 M

LA LECHERE

D2 13

NAVETTE

MOUTIERS

D 21 3

110km

ARRIVée /AIGUEBLANCHE

100km

Col de la Madeleine 19.19Km - 6.9% AV -1963M D76

D76

90km

LA L CHAMBRE

D92 7

Départ /ST-MArie-DE-CUINES 70km

D92 7

20km

Saint-jean-de-maurienne

VILLARGONDRAN

COL dE LA CROIX DE FER /COL DU GLANDON 7.70Km - 6.9% AV -2076M

D80

60km

10km 10k

D926

0b D8 40km

D8 0

Col du Mollard 18.90Km - 5.6% AV -1600M

( NORTH SIDE )

( ALT SOUTH SIDE VIA montgellafrey )


COL dE LA CROIX DE FER/COL DU GLANDON

1

7.70km - 6.9% AV

hc

Col du Mollard

2 1545M

La Léchèr e

LA CHAMBR E

1000.00

1963M

ST-jean-DE-Maurienne

1600M 1500.00

2067M

000.00 000.00KM

25KM

ST-MARIE-DE-CUINES

50KM

75KM

124.8 kM

78.00 kM

500.00 9.00 kM

ELEVATIONINMETRES

2000.00

( SOUTH SIDE VIA montgellafrey )

19.19km - 6.9% AV

1

18.90km - 5.6% AV

COL de la Madeleine

100KM

DISTANCEINkiloMETRES

130KM AIGUEBLANCHE

St-Marie-De-Cuines - Aigueblanche Di s tanc e. 130km - GAI N. 3600m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 467M - Max elevat io n . 2 0 6 7 M

After a brief coffee we head out from Albertville along the main rolling road towards Ugine. This is one of few flat-ish sections along the entire parcours of stage one of Pèlerinage, so take time to warm up and prepare for what is to come. At the 10kms mark the road turns sky wards and we begin to ascend our 1st Category One climb. At 12 kms long with a 5% average gradient this will end our warm up. There is a brief moment of respite as we reach Flumet and a chance for water, before we turn off the main road onto the D909 the slightly quieter tarmac that leads us up towards the Col Des Aravis(1464m). After the summit, we can enjoy our first proper alpine decent, an open10km stretch that passes the skiing resort of Clusaz, with open meadows and forrest in abundance. Saint-Jean-De-Sixt is our next stop and from here we regroup before we turn onto the D4 and the beautiful 12km climb of the Col de la Colombière and its reaching panoramics. Once a photograph has been taken and supplies refilled, we drop once again before turning off the main mountain road and onto the more tranquil D119 at Le Reposoir. We leave the small town below us as we enter a forrested section that offers shade as we wind our way up the much steeper ascent of the Col de Romme. Although only 4.5kms long, the tougher gradient will be noticeable in the heat of the day. As we reach the top, the views open once more before we head down the fast and very technical 10km decent into the valley below.

At Cluses we will break and refuel.We then travel west through a built up area of the plateau towards Bonneville and ascend again away from the valley on the D12. With all the major climbs completed in the first half of the stage, it’s time to work together as we continue south, back to the junction town of Saint-Jean-De-Sixt. Although we don’t go over 1000 metres in elevation again, the constant rolling terrain will be truely draining and disrupt the rhythm of the group. As we join the D909 and roll towards Thones it will be one of the last opportunities to labour en masse and enjoy the draft. After Thones there are still two Category 3 climbs to come. A sting in tale as we continue south on the D12 and the stage refuses to let you relax. As you struggle over the final Cat 3 at an elevation of 971 metres with 150 kilometres already in your legs we divert onto D162 and the parcours finally relents. Now is time to enjoy all the toil, as we roll down the twisting tarmac off the mountain and towards the stage finish at Ugine, Le Grande Départ complete.

07. 00am - Depart Challet Navette 07. 30am - Arri ve AL bert ville 08. 00AM - l e G RANDe Dé part


“It’s such a long climb that no matter how good you are feeling, you know you’re going to be spending a long time working your way up its slopes”

DAVID MILLAR ( COL DE LA MADELEINE )


ĂŠtape 4

DĂŠsert Navette - Bourg-Saint-Maurice


étape 4

Déserte Navette - Bourg-Saint-Maurice

Di s tanc e. 214km - GAI N. 4500m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 1052M - Max elevat io n . 2 7 6 3 M

ARRIVée /BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE 210km

D 902

200km

Départ /Challet Navette LA LECHERE

D2 13

20km

lac du chevrill

MOUTIERS

TIGNES

2 D 90

D 21 3

30km

190km

10km

VAL- D'Isére

Col de la Madeleine 25.29KM - 6.5% Av - 1963M

1180km

COL De l’iseran

20.51km - 5.0% AV - 2770M

D 213

50km

160km

BONNEVAL-sur-arc 150km

D 902

LA CHAMBRE

Col de la 5.35km Madeleine (petit) - 5.3% AV - 1750M Val THorens

70km

D 902

140km 140 14 130km

D 1006

Saint-jean-de-maurienne Saint-julien-mont-denis AUSSois 110km 90km 100km

D 215

modane

3 120km D8

lac du Mont Mo M Mon oonnt Cenis


HC

Col du LA MADELEINE

25.29km - 6.5% AV

1

Col du LA MADELEINE(petit) 5.35km - 5.3% av

Col De l’iseran 20.51km - 5.0% av

2

2500.00

000.00KM ChalletN avette

25KM

50KM

75KM

100KM

125KM

150KM

181.50 km

MODANE

3

152.00 km

Saint-jean-de-maurienne

1750M 1500M

109.00 km

000.00

3

72.00 km

500.00

59.50 km

LA LECHERE

1000.00

LA CHAMBRE

1500.00

14.00 km

ELEVATIONINMETRE S

2

1963M

2000.00

2770M VAL- D'Isére

BONNEVAL-sur-arc

3000.00

175KM

DISTANCEINkiloMETRES

Navette - Bourg-Saint-Maurice Di s tanc e. 214km - GAI N. 4500m - S TARTi ng el evati on. 1052M - Max elevat io n . 2 7 6 3 M

After a brief coffee we head out from Albertville along the main rolling road towards Ugine. This is one of few flat-ish sections along the entire parcours of stage one of Pèlerinage, so take time to warm up and prepare for what is to come. At the 10kms mark the road turns sky wards and we begin to ascend our 1st Category One climb. At 12 kms long with a 5% average gradient this will end our warm up. There is a brief moment of respite as we reach Flumet and a chance for water, before we turn off the main road onto the D909 the slightly quieter tarmac that leads us up towards the Col Des Aravis(1464m). After the summit, we can enjoy our first proper alpine decent, an open10km stretch that passes the skiing resort of Clusaz, with open meadows and forrest in abundance. Saint-Jean-De-Sixt is our next stop and from here we regroup before we turn onto the D4 and the beautiful 12km climb of the Col de la Colombière and its reaching panoramics. Once a photograph has been taken and supplies refilled, we drop once again before turning off the main mountain road and onto the more tranquil D119 at Le Reposoir. We leave the small town below us as we enter a forrested section that offers shade as we wind our way up the much steeper ascent of the Col de Romme. Although only 4.5kms long, the tougher gradient will be noticeable in the heat of the day. As we reach the top, the views open once more before we head down the fast and very technical 10km decent into the valley below.

At Cluses we will break and refuel.We then travel west through a built up area of the plateau towards Bonneville and ascend again away from the valley on the D12. With all the major climbs completed in the first half of the stage, it’s time to work together as we continue south, back to the junction town of Saint-Jean-De-Sixt. Although we don’t go over 1000 metres in elevation again, the constant rolling terrain will be truely draining and disrupt the rhythm of the group. As we join the D909 and roll towards Thones it will be one of the last opportunities to labour en masse and enjoy the draft. After Thones there are still two Category 3 climbs to come. A sting in tale as we continue south on the D12 and the stage refuses to let you relax. As you struggle over the final Cat 3 at an elevation of 971 metres with 150 kilometres already in your legs we divert onto D162 and the parcours finally relents. Now is time to enjoy all the toil, as we roll down the twisting tarmac off the mountain and towards the stage finish at Ugine, Le Grande Départ complete.

07. 00am - Depart Challet Navette 07. 30am - Arri ve AL bert ville 08. 00AM - l e G RANDe Dé part

200KM

214KM

BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE


“Learn to ride a bicycle.You will not regret it if you live.”

Mark Twain


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