TDF 2022 – Maurienne Valley Part 3

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As predicted in my first post about “Maurienne Valley Leftovers”, I have enough of those to keep me busy for a few stages.

This third post is again about the northern end out of the valley, as before close to / starting from our apartment in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

During my previous Tour de France, I cycled Lacets de Montvernier and Col du Chaussy, but there are two more to be had.

These are Col de Sapey (from two different starting points) and Montdenis

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TDF 2022 – Maurienne Valley Part 2

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I have planned two stages to the Haute-Savoie, but there’s plenty to be had starting at my doorstep in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

These “left-overs” from last year’s Tour de France will probably keep me busy for – at least – another two stages.

My previous post was about climbs leading out of the valley on the north side, this one is about a similar stage with cols on the other end.

I actually had one such stage planned last year, but that was cancelled as I managed to break myself.

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TDF 2022 – Maurienne Valley Part 1

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I have planned two stages to the Haute-Savoie, but there’s plenty to be had starting at my doorstep in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

These “left-overs” from last year’s Tour de France will probably keep me busy for – at least – another two stages.

Besides cols I can find on CyclingCols.com, there’s even more misery to be found on ClimbFinder.com 😎

For instance, climbs like Le Pérousaz and Le Tyl and Charbutan, are not listed on CyclingCols.com.

Not even the “extention” to Col de Beau Plan, the Col de Beaune is on it.

As all of these are connected, it should be possible to construct a stage involving them, from different starting points.

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TDF 2022 – Haute-Savoie

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My previous post was about the Critérium du Dauphiné’s stage 8, which ventured into the Haute-Savoie.

This is an area I have not been cycling in before.

After having studied the area and taking into consideration that I have a limited number of days, I do not want to waste a lot of time with car transfers.

I will most likely visit the are twice: once for the previously described Dauphiné stage – but with a twist – and once for a stage including the Col de Joux Plane

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Critèrium du Dauphinè – Part 2

As previously mentioned, my “Tour de France 2022” is more like a “Critérium du Dauphiné”, given the duration.

Traditionally that features stages in the Savoie and Haute-Savoie, both departments in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

With our base camp located in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, I have the opportunity to incorporate (parts of) the two last stages of this year’s edition in my trip(s).

This post tackles the stage that took place in an area I haven’t visited yet, the Haute-Savoie.

I’ll start with describing the Dauphiné stage and then come up with a better idea in my next post 😎

(I may still “just” ride this stage, though.)

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