Tour de France 2021 – Stage 9

Col du Pré (Roselend) and Les Arcs

tdf2021-beaufort-entryFor today, we had a good weather forecast, so during our ride to, and while I was preparing to get on my bike in Villard-sur-Doron, it was raining.

But, by the time I was ready to go, the last drizzle had stopped, although it was still cloudy and chilly.

So I kept my long sleeved jersey on for a little while after starting the ascend of the Col du Pré.

Once the misery for that climb starts, at Arèches, I had to take it off quickly…

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Tour de France 2021 – Other Areas (Part 2)

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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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