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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Critèrium du Dauphinè – Part 1

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 “familiar terrain” part of that.

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Tour de France 2022

Tour de France LogoSo, yesterday when I got home, Paula handed me an envelope.

While I thought for a moment she was handing me the divorce papers, it actually contained my birthday present 🤣

It was a printout of a reservation she had made on Booking.com and while she knows that my hearth lies in the Dolomites, that was just (way) too expensive.

But because we both have fond memories of last year’s stay in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, she figured this would be more than a consolation.

Well, HELL YEAH!!!

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