Days 2, 3 and 4 of our Best of the 2014 Tour de France cycling trip were all stunning (and HARD) rides in and among the French Alps. Nothing for the rest of the trip would be as difficult for us as Alpe d’Huez on the first day (combination of jetlag, heat and the famous 21 virages or switchbacks), but each day still brought a mountain to climb. We basically just went at our own pace, kept turning the pedals over, and eventually reached the top, always to cheers and high-fives from our new mates.
To really get the whole story, please click on the links below. Matt and Stefano have captured brilliant photos and eloquently convey the joys, the tribulations, the camaraderie and the atmosphere in their blogposts on CyclingTips.com.au. These guys worked 4+ hours EACH DAY, after kicking our a$$e$ going up the mountain carrying kilos of video equipment. Their footage will give you a birds eye view of what it was like to ride the mountains.