After a huge day of driving and riding yesterday, we saddled up for another drive over the galibier in order to ride the iconic col de la madeleine and the crazy col du chaussy (17 hairpin turns in 3.4km). Some weary legs were apparent on the 20km (at 7.6%) climb to the Madeleine summit, but the views and sense of achievement made it all worthwhile.
From the Madeleine, we headed to the incredible col du chaussy, never appeared in the tour before, but one amazing road, twists and turns on itself 17 times in only 3.4kms, what a ride! The photos tell the story think I think.
Brian Bubba Cooke
Exercise Physiologist, coach & cycling tragic for 30 years. Love the freedom, reward and sense of achievement that one can only experience in our amazing sport.