Tour de France 2021 – Stage 3

L’Orgère and Valfréjus

When we woke up, it looked surprisingly sunny and the weather websites I checked, confirmed it would stay that way.

As I have a score of possibilities – I dedicated 5 posts to them – I spent some time on making up my mind for today’s ride.

In the end, I decided to go for the two climbs near Modane: L’Orgère and Valfréjus.

I didn’t feel like riding the ~23 kms to Saint-André, so I got on my bike past Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, about 5 kms before the start of the climb up Porte de l’Orgère

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Tour de France 2021 – Other Areas (Part 1)

Tour de France LogoIn my previous posts, I’ve discussed the climbs and passes starting in and close to our Tour de France 2021 base camp, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.

While those may seem enough to keep a lousy climber like myself busy for the total duration of our 14-day stay, you should know better by now.

I never fail to disappoint when overestimating my “grinta” and planning more than I can handle.

Although, in the end, I usually do manage to get most of it done 😂

In this post and the next, 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 focus on the south-eastern end of the Maurienne valley, starting around Modane.

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