Short n’ Sweet 

Stage 13; 101km Saint Girons – Foix

The 2nd Pyrenean stage was very short by Tour standards but nonetheless they managed to shoe horn in three 1st cat climbs. The third of the day was quite gentle for 6km then ramped up as you turned left up essentially what resembled a steep 18% goat track, this part of the climb averaged well over 12% for 3.6km.

With empty legs from yesterday’s mammoth stage it was good to get this one out of the way, even managed to catch the last 20km of the pros riding the stage on TV. Seeing Quintana & Froome crack and lose yellow summed up the stages difficulty.

Sadly we say goodbye to our four guest riders, James, Scott, Gav and Kev, was great to share the road with them.

I’m writing this stuck in traffic enroute to Toulouse. We stayed here in 2015 but I recall we arrived then at midnight!

Two long grippy days across the Massif Central stand in the way before our next rest day.

If you would like to donate then here’s my page-

Thanks from all at Cureleukeamia

~ by theboxterboy on July 13, 2017.

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