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Bartali

Marmotte 2008

Okay, I admit it. Today's TdF stage got me thinking. Why not ride the Marmotte in 2008. Four climbs - 3 x HC and 1 x 1C !! Anyone care to join me? It's usually around the first Sunday in July.

headwind

too bad its an easy route....or id be interested!!!


Wink
Bartali

headwind wrote:
too bad its an easy route....or id be interested!!!


Wink


I was, of course, thinking of doing a couple of laps Laughing Laughing Laughing
Slapshot

I am up for it!!!! and for the Alpe D´Huez TT next day too!!!
Bartali

bergaretxebe wrote:
I am up for it!!!! and for the Alpe D´Huez TT next day too!!!


That was my plan last time, but I just couldn't face it when the morning came round. Embarassed I'll go for it 2008 though.

It was good to watch (it's mass start rather than pure TT). The guy who won shipped his chain 70m from the finish and ended up running the last 70m with two pursuers sprinting to catch him. He made it by a couple of metres Laughing Laughing Laughing
crash48

I would be keen on that.

This is something you want to organise quickly so we could get a hotel in Bourg d Orsans.

You can stick the TT, as I will have one hell of a hangover that morning.
headwind

Id love to, but I cant see making it in 08 either physically or with time committments. I hear Corix de fer is a BRUTE.
Bartali

headwind wrote:
I hear Corix de fer is a BRUTE.


Last year I'd been riding for so long I thought I was about 5km from the top ... that's when I passed the sign that read 17km to summit! Shocked

Beautiful climb though!
CapeRoadie

Okay, I just have to say that just looking at that scares the shi* out of me!!
tourmalet

you can always do it in two halves - doing out and backs from Bourg D'Oisans. I tried to do the loop in 3 days a few years ago (it was the year of the Alpe d:Huez TT as I saw a couple f pro teams training in the area) but my knees gave in after the Alpe d'Huez and I did the rest as DS in the car, cheering on my companion.

Croix de Fer is stunning. It's all pretty amazing - although the road up to Col de Lauteret is far too busy for my liking (tunnels and lorries not a good combo).
Slapshot

are the inscriptions open yet?
Bartali

Doesn't look like it

http://www.sportcommunication.com/GT/index.php?langue=1

But some tour companies are taking bookings ...

http://www.sportingtours.co.uk/index.html?events/events.html~main

Are you up for it???
Slapshot

oh yessssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!
redster73

I'm going for the woosy 2 climb Etape in the Pryenees!
paperman

Love to chance this but the bank manager, the boss and my legs will have other ideas. Godd luck to all who go for it.

Berg. Along with all the sportifs are you racing next season? If so, good season in store for you next year.
Slapshot

I don´t know if I would be doing any racing, I may enter a couple to see how it goes,
Bartali

I'm in!  Know all I have to do is get over this cold and start training!
Slapshot

has the inscription started????
Bartali

I've gone with a tour company to take the hassle out of the whole thing - so got a guaranteed place

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