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|J'aime grimper, encore et toujours, mais dans le respect de la montagne. Je ne conquiert ni ne dompte de cols : je les gravis, tout simplement !
Map of climbed passes
List of climbed passes
01:39:00 • Cime de la Bonette from Jausiers (2802m)
A very difficult but beautiful climb!
00:45:00 • Col du Galibier from Col du Lautaret (2642m)
The last kilometer, after the tunnel is the most difficult.
02:48:00 • Col du Galibier from Saint Michel de Maurienne (2642m)
A long and difficult climb. The last 8 miles are increasingly hard.
01:36:00 • Mont Ventoux from Bedoin (1909m)
Legendary road. Don't miss the Tom Simpson memorial in the last kilometer.
Be careful of the wind at the top of this mount! This is an hard climb, especially in the first half which is in the forest.
01:47:00 • Mont Ventoux from Sault (1909m)
The beginning of the road passes through the lavender fields before quickly into the forest until Chalet Reynard that reaches several kilometers after a gentle slope. After the Chalet Reynard, the slope becomes severe: we're dominated by the giant ... but stiff slope separates us from the top!
00:30:00 • Col de Pontis from Savines le Lac (1301m)
This climb alternates between very steep sections and flat passages. The road goes between the trees, but presents some portions from which you can see the Serre-Ponçon lake just below. At the pass, we can see the mountains but not the lake, shame!
Take care to the descent: there many gravel, tar is cracked, the slope is steep and turns in tight hairpins are many.
00:08:00 • Châteauneuf de Grasse from Opio (413m)
Climb made during the 5th stage of the 2013 Tour.
The climb is quite shady and there was not too much traffic for a Monday in early July. The slope is visible from afar, straight lines are long enough for us to see well in advance what happens to us under our wheels ...