An eclectic selection of thoughts from me, Mark Pinsent
Les Veloistes Gentils 2010…legendary climbs
I've just emailed members of Les Veloistes Gentils about the planned ride for 2010. After our cracking ride in May this year across the Pyrenees, the general consensus seemed to be (a) more legendary climbs and (b) less chance of snow stopping progress.
So, to meet both objectives, we're going later in the year (20th-24th June) and we're tackling two of the most famous (and daunting) mountain climbs: Alpe d'Huez and the giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux (and we'll be taking the classic Bédoin route up). We'll also need to go over the Col du Lautaret on the same day that we'll have gone up and over Alpe d'Huez.
In all we'll be covering more than 650km in just five days. Starting in Geneva, we'll stop in Grenoble, Serre Chevalier, Digne-les-Bains, Carpentras and finish in Avignon.