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Guiness

La Marmotte medal times

Anyone know where I can find these?

Lisa's best friend and his girlfriend did La Marmotte this year (first time ever). They've text me their results: 6 hrs 55 and 8 hrs 57 respectively.

Shocked AMAZING results in my book, regardless of the medals table.
SlowRower

Shocked
Bartali

Re: La Marmotte medal times

Guiness wrote:
Anyone know where I can find these?

Lisa's best friend and his girlfriend did La Marmotte this year (first time ever). They've text me their results: 6 hrs 55 and 8 hrs 57 respectively.

Shocked AMAZING results in my book, regardless of the medals table.


Blimey ... Darren or Robin? Either way he finished in the top 200!!  Solid Gold ... and gold for his missis too!

Too ashamed to mention my time ... had a nightmare this year Sad

http://www.sportcommunication.info/web2010/resultat.php?langue=1

http://www.sportcommunication.inf...uve2.php?langue=2&trophee=128
Bartali

Forgot to say .... Chapeau!!
bbnaz

That looks like a really good ride and your friends posted some great times.

Next year will be PBP so no Marmotte but maybe in 2012.
Guiness

Re: La Marmotte medal times

Bartali wrote:


Too ashamed to mention my time ... had a nightmare this year Sad


They are both I guess semi-pro. One doesn't work so trains all day every day. The other works part-time and trains as much as possible. Have both done international level competitions in their sports (one is a triathlist) .

So wouldn't be ashamed of revealing your time.  I'll take a guess. 10 hours or 11 hours?
Bartali

Thanks Guiness.  I was aiming at sub 10 hours after posting 10.30 last year, but a virus and the 40 degree heat on Alpe d'Huez left me struggling for survival and a post 11 hours finish.

In hindsight I shouldn't have ridden .... but its difficult when you've been working all year towards it.  On the plus side I have l'etape in 12 days!
Guiness

Found them

WOMEN

Cat. A AB B
Age 18-34 35-49 50+
Gold 10:03 10:17 10:32
Silver 12:04 12:21 12:39

MEN
C D E F G
18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
8:29 8:49 9:15 9:36 10:03
10:11 10:35 11:06 12:04
Guiness

Bartali wrote:

In hindsight I shouldn't have ridden .... but its difficult when you've been working all year towards it.  On the plus side I have l'etape in 12 days!


Yeah, I know what you mean. Good luck with l'etape. I'm more of a man of the Alps than the Pyrénées.
Bartali

Sadly I think I am the same!!

Still ... I'll be back at La Marmotte next year for the fifth and last time!
Guiness

Bartali wrote:


Still ... I'll be back at La Marmotte next year for the fifth and last time!


Why last? Keep going, man!
Bartali

I think after 5 I'll give it a rest (at least until I turn 50).  Maybe try a few Gran Fondos, Etapes etc ....
SlowRower

Bartali wrote:
I think after 5 I'll give it a rest (at least until I turn 50).


Don't be wishing your time away!

Having said that "age-group" athletes are the only sub-section of the adult population that actively look forward to getting older as far as I can tell. Attrition will take care of large swathes of the opposition as you move up an age-group far more effectively than better training ever will. Smile
Mrs John Murphy

Bartali wrote:
I think after 5 I'll give it a rest (at least until I turn 50).  Maybe try a few Gran Fondos, Etapes etc ....


So a two month break then?
Bartali

Ouch!  Wink
Guiness

Bart - did you do the etape? How'd it go, mate?

Anyone else done it this year?
Guiness

SR - I think you are right about age-group athletes. Also maybe even when I've hit my 50s (not long too go) some would have given up in that group so they'd be less of a competition too! Ha! Smile
Bartali

Guiness wrote:
Bart - did you do the etape? How'd it go, mate?

Anyone else done it this year?


Wasn't altogether pleased with my ride, but I did bumble round in just over 9.5 hours - that's in the top 4000 (out of 10,000 entrants).  Need to rethink next years approach because despite being fitter, lighter and stronger ... I haven't really produced it when it counts.
MAILLOT JAUNE

Chapeau, bart.

One of the guy's at work did it in just over 12 hours and I would consider him to be quite fit.
Guiness

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Chapeau, bart.


+1   thumleft
headwind

Bartali wrote:
Guiness wrote:
Bart - did you do the etape? How'd it go, mate?

Anyone else done it this year?


Wasn't altogether pleased with my ride, but I did bumble round in just over 9.5 hours - that's in the top 4000 (out of 10,000 entrants).  Need to rethink next years approach because despite being fitter, lighter and stronger ... I haven't really produced it when it counts.


you and wiggo have a beer and make up the same story?
Wink

Seriously bartali...awesome ride. surviving Marmotte puts you  in the hardest of cycling hardmen. placing in top half, outstanding...i doff my cap to you.

i think your next objective should be meeting me in the Grote Markt, Bruges, Id say sometime in early april!!!

cheers, hw
MAILLOT JAUNE

headwind wrote:
i think your next objective should be meeting me in the Grote Markt, Bruges, Id say sometime in early april!!!

cheers, hw

Have a glass of Champagne or Crement de Bourgogne at Maxim's to celebrate. It's a great place. I used to stop off there for a drink before catching the train home, when my friends lived in Brussels. Now they're only a short cycle away and nothing as magnificent as Maxim's/Grote Markt to stop off at.
Guiness



Or maybe one of these instead. Nice.


headwind

you're killing me...feel better now?
Bartali

Feel much better after that those thirst quenching posts!! Smile  Smile

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