My training for the l’Etape du Tour is progressing. It started just four weeks ago with a tough hilly ride of just 37k. Yesterday I managed a 104k ride and I’ve completed two of Strava’s challenges for the month, the Gran-Fondo (100k in a single ride) and the April climbing challenge (7,500m of climbing).
Here are a couple of selfies from recent rides…
There’s still a long way to go though! l’Etape du Tour in 2017 is 178k long with over 3,500m of climbing. Plus there’s the added difficulty of the race finishing with a wicked climb up to the Col d’Izoard, the highest point of the day at 2360m. That climb is gonna be really tough with over 130k already in my legs!
Series - l'Etape du Tour
- l’Etape du Tour Training Finally Starts…
- l’Etape du Tour Route
- l’Etape du Tour Training Progress
- Scorchio through the Trough of Bowland and on up Kingsdale and down Dentdale
- Last long training ride … the Fred Whitton Challenge de Staveley
- l’Etape du Tour 2017