Chasing the Tour

Blame Ned Boulting and his ‘How I won the Yellow Jumper: Dispatches from the Tour de France’

That’s where we got the idea to head to the high mountains at the same time as the Tour de France and experience the thrill of riding our bikes in the wheel tracks of the professionals.  So, in 2012, that’s what we did – up Hors Categorie mountains and down the other side on death defying switchbacks.

We love these highs so much that we’ve been going back every year.

The Cols:

2012: Col du Glandon (twice), Ventoux, Port de Lers, Col d’Agnes

2014:  Alpe d’Huez, Chamrousse, Col d’Izoard

2015:  Provysieux, Col de Clemenciere, Col de Malissol, Col de la Morte, Col du Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer, Alpe d’Huez

2016:  Col de Montets, Verbier, Col de la Forclaz, Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombiere, Col de la Ramaz, Col de Joux-Plane

2017:  Col du Mont-Cenis, Col d’Iseran (twice), Lacets deMontvernier, Col du Mollard, Col de la Croix de Fer, Col du Grand Colombier

2018: Courchevel,  Col de La Madeleine, Cormet de Roseland, Le Semnoz