Saturday, June 13, 2015

Criterium Dauphiné

Today Chris and I went on a 55km loop - from Albertville, uphill towards Beaufort then cutting across the Col de la Froclaz and down to Ugine then up a long 2.4% gradient up to Faverges and then climbing up to the Col de Tamié - arriving an hour ahead of the Criterium riders and before the large contingent of gendarmes could stop us on the road. I filmed the passage with my Sony Z1 compact phone - not bad video for a telephone!

I was impressed by the speed of the riders and the numbers of vehicles supporting them... Froome wins this stage in the end.

Next day - Sunday and Chris Froome wins the final stage and the overall victory in the Dauphiné in classic style - being 18 seconds behind in second place he wins by 18 seconds exactly!

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