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Old May 24th 09, 08:44 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Mike Jacoubowsky
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Default Brevet de randonneur des Alpes (7/19) info?

I'll be spending 10 days in France with my son during the TdF, and
noticed this event going on-
http://www.cyclotourisme-grenoble-ct...8&I temid=170

Looks interesting, since it would including Alpe d'Huez, something my
son would like to ride (not a part of the TdF this year). Does anyone
know much about this event? Not much info in English. I can sorta read
French and translate what I can't figure out through Google, but the
info is still pretty sparse.

Thanks-

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReactionBicycles.com



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Old May 25th 09, 08:02 PM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Henk Fictorie
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Default Brevet de randonneur des Alpes (7/19) info?

Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
I'll be spending 10 days in France with my son during the TdF, and
noticed this event going on-
http://www.cyclotourisme-grenoble-ct...8&I temid=170

Looks interesting, since it would including Alpe d'Huez, something my
son would like to ride (not a part of the TdF this year). Does anyone
know much about this event? Not much info in English. I can sorta read
French and translate what I can't figure out through Google, but the
info is still pretty sparse.

Thanks-

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReactionBicycles.com


When looking at the route descriptions, I didn't see any route doing the
traditional l'Alpe d'Huez climb. Only the Balcon des Grandes Rousses on
July 19th reaches the village l'Alpe d'Huez, but through another climb
to the (beautiful, quiet) Col de Sarenne.
The descent is also not the traditional road (only the upper part).

Henk
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Old May 26th 09, 05:21 AM posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Tim McNamara
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Default Brevet de randonneur des Alpes (7/19) info?

In article ,
Henk Fictorie wrote:

Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:
I'll be spending 10 days in France with my son during the TdF, and
noticed this event going on-
http://www.cyclotourisme-grenoble-ct...com_content&vi
ew=article&id=128&Itemid=170

Looks interesting, since it would including Alpe d'Huez, something my
son would like to ride (not a part of the TdF this year). Does anyone
know much about this event? Not much info in English. I can sorta read
French and translate what I can't figure out through Google, but the
info is still pretty sparse.


When looking at the route descriptions, I didn't see any route doing the
traditional l'Alpe d'Huez climb. Only the Balcon des Grandes Rousses on
July 19th reaches the village l'Alpe d'Huez, but through another climb
to the (beautiful, quiet) Col de Sarenne.
The descent is also not the traditional road (only the upper part).


The Col de Sarenne is a wonderful road. This report is a bit dated,
being nearly seven years old now:

http://www2.bitstream.net/~timmcn/alps2002-2.html
 




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