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Cycling Adventure in the French Alps - La Marmotte

Amateur cyclists often dream of riding the storied roads of France that host the likes of the Tour de France and Paris Roubaix. Chris shares his experience in living this dream through the cyclosportif La Marmotte.
La Marmotte.  What better way to wrap up an Alpine cycling trip than with a one-day event, equivalent to a Tour de France mountain stage and similar to Etape de Tour.  Not for the…

Alpe d'Huez in 4 hours and 32 minutes flat

Alpe d'Huez is a prolific mountain that most cyclists have on their must-ride list, but how many people have it on their must-walk list. I'm guessing not as many.
A good time from the bottom to the summit of Alpe d’Huez, for a competitive, non-professional cyclist, is just under an hour.  My time from the base to the top was 4:32. Sure that…

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