TDF 2022 – Report

Tour de France LogoUnlike during last year’s Tour de France, I’ve not written any post-stage reports this year.

This is partly due to the poor internet connection we had and I needed my phone’s hotspot internet to stream Netflix.

But it’s also because I was just out of energy after each stage because of the murderous heat, not only while cycling but also in the apartment.

Plus, I have not received any requests to “pretty please” write any post on this year’s Tour de France.

As usual, I’ll give you a recap anyway…

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Tour de France 2022 – Rematch

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As announced in my previous post, we will travel to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne again this year, for my short Tour de France 2022 a.k.a. Critérium du Dauphiné.

One stage that is going to be on the menu, is a rematch of the disastrous cluster fuck that was stage 12 of last year’s Tour.

As I now know there’s a col to be had, Col de la Loze, which was the “surprise” that eventually floored me last year, I will ride it this year…

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Tour de France 2021 – Stage 12

Col de La Loze and Madeleine Bust

tdf2021-la-lozeAs Paula righteously pointed out this morning, (most) normal people would take a day off, after yesterday’s effort.

She also knows I’m not normal, so she didn’t object to driving me to Moutiers, to start my ride up the Col de la Loze.

I had never even heard of the bloody thing and had actually planned a trip up to Courchevel, when looking that one up, I noticed La Loze, as it is mentioned “nearby”.

It all went downhill from there and unlike yesterday, today was a complete bust…

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