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Unlike during last year’s Tour de France, I’ve not written any post-stage reports this year.
This is partly due to the poor internet connection we had and I needed my phone’s hotspot internet to stream Netflix.
But it’s also because I was just out of energy after each stage because of the murderous heat, not only while cycling but also in the apartment.
Plus, I have not received any requests to “pretty please” write any post on this year’s Tour de France.
As usual, I’ll give you a recap anyway…
I actually have no idea how to do that properly, but as it’s hot and the outlook is the same for next week in France, I’m also getting adapted to the heat.
Today and tomorrow, I will enjoy watching the pros’ Tour de France stages passing close to and even through Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, where we have booked our apartment.
Both these days are going to be tough, like most of the stages I’ve planned for myself.
Although most of them are quite short, the altimeter gain in each is scary 😎
I also do not want to waste a lot of time on car transfers, so I’m prioritizing the Maurienne valley climbs.
This is the fourth post on those but I may rethink / redesign my stages when we are in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne…
At any rate, this post is about two climbs out of Saint-Étienne-de-Cuines / La Chambre, but I will probably start at our doorstep.
This third post is again about the northern end out of the valley, as before close to / starting from our apartment in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne.
During my previous Tour de France, I cycled Lacets de Montvernier and Col du Chaussy, but there are two more to be had.