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Albertville – Col du Glandon – Alpe d’Huez

Hey after a quick sleep over in Albertville and an F1 continental breakfast, we started ridding through the valley on desolate side highway roads in the crisp french morning!

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After som un-eventfull flat ridding, we stoped near the bottom of the Col du Glandon for a supermarket lunch!

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Right after we assaulted, what has becomed the most challenging climb I have even ridden.

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Ticking allong!

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RYTHUM RYTHUM RYTHUM!

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A look back at the terrain conquered!

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So close to the top and sucking in thin air! As I stared at the road in front of me, I could, painted on the road things like JAN JAN JAN or CONTADOR and other famillar names who climbed this hill some years ago!

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DONESKIES!

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Whats that saying a picture is worth a thousand words?

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Now the hard part, going down the chilly downhills.
Very safelly!
I snapped a picture of a beautifull lake!

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After some more ridding and climbing, we got very close to our destination!

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Heres a view from the top, of the in-famous Alpe d’Huez and its 21 switchbacks!

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Batman and Robin releaved that the climbing is done, for today ;)

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Once we got to the top, we went for a run and checked into our accom, went shopping, supper, ect. The atmoshpere up here is great, theres people on bikes everywhere and theres a pretty big expo with all sorts of gadgets!

Anyway, im racing on Thursday, so now its all about staying loose, staying off my feet and eating well!

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