Post stage reports of my Tour de France 2014 – part 3, with the “Brevet des 7 cols de l’Ubaye” and some amazing side events.
Our final stay this Tour was in Jausiers, located some 7 kilometers from Barcelonnette, were we had an apartment in La Mexicaine, right at the foot of the Bonette.
In fact, no less than three of the cols for the “brevet des 7 cols de l’Ubaye” are starting here: besides the Bonette, the Vars and the ‘Montée de Sant-Anne’ start around the corner. Plus, the Larche is nearby, but that is no longer part of the brevet.
However, I planned on climbing that anyway, perhaps combined with the Fauniera.
Two more climbs – the Cayolle and the Allos – are starting from Barcelonnette and the final two – Saint-Jean and Pontis – are a bit further away, starting from Le Lauzet, some 20 kilometers from Barcelonnette, between 25 and 30 from Jausiers.
You can also rent a B&B room with Heidi and Kristof – if you ever consider going to the area, I highly recommend this place!
After returning home safely, I will have to adapt to the flats first, while going through the over 1,000 pictures taken by Paula and then write up a highlight report with a “best of” gallery.
Adding up the numbers on Strava gives me 1,160 kilometers of cycling and over 37,000 meters of elevation gain – give or take an ear…
Tour de France 2014 – main page.