Tour de France 2021 – Other Areas (Part 2)

Exploring the climbs and passes for my Tour de France 2021, I’ve started with those in and close to our base camp, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

In an earlier post, I’ve covered (most of) the possibilities starting close to our doorstep, not requiring a car transfer before getting on my bike.

In this post, like in the previous, I’ll cover (some of) the possibilities a bit further away, which are still within reach, but for which I may opt for a car transfer before getting on my bike.

Today, I’ll turn my focus outside the north-eastern end of the Maurienne valley, past Albertville, into the Beaufort valley.

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Tour de France 2014 – Stage 2

Cormet de Roselend and Col des Saisies

The Critérium du Dauphiné bunch zapping by(Including a close encounter with the pros)

The climb up the Cormet de Roselend is also starting from Bourg Saint-Maurice and it’s definitely more challenging than the Bernard.

And it’s more traveled too, as it is the shortest route to Beaufort (I guess).

It offers some spectacular views while ascending and even more spectacular while descending from the summit towards Beaufort, past the lake.

However, it was quite cold and windy and the descent was not easy, or at least it wasn’t for me.

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