The Croydon Cycleworks 2016 Tour de Pyrennes has arrived in the beautiful French town of Bagneres-de-Luchon. After arriving in Toulouse, we have transported our tourists to Luchon which will act as our base for the next 11 days. There is some absolutely amazing riding in store for our crew, with Tour classics such as the Col du Tourmalet, Col de Peyresourde and the ski station of Superbagneres, all of which have been on the the Tour de France parcours in recent years.
Lets not forget the amazing racing also going on in France as we speak. Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data), in turning back the clock and answering his critics saying he was too slow these days, with three stage wins and leadership in the Green Jersey. World Champion, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff), honouring the rainbow stripes with a stage win against some very handy opposition including Valverde (Movistar), Froome (Team Sky) and Orica-Bike Exchange’s Michael Matthews. We have seen plenty of breakaway action As a result Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) holds a 5 min lead overall after he went on a successful solo mission to the finish. But now that race moves from the flat lands that favour the fast men to the mountains. Enter the GC contenders in the fight for the yellow jersey.
Today (your tonight) our crew will be heading out for a great ride from Luchon, up and over the Col de Peyresourde and make for the town of Arreau. A nice 35km ride out today to watch the tour as it prepares for the final climb of the day, Cat 1 Col d’Aspin and the finale at Lac de Payolle. Should be a spectacular stage and our guys will find a great viewing point for a day they are sure to remember. All this before returning over Col de Peyresourde and a relaxing dinner to discuss the action of the day.
Tomorrow’s stage will be even more special as the tour finish will be in our base town of Luchon. Not only will the guys get to see the finish of a classic Pyrennean stage, but also get to mingle among the team buses and get a close look at the professional riders. All that will happen after they do a 70km loop which will take them over the Port de Bales. This is a tough climb, but very satisfying to say the least.
Wow what a an opening! So much action in the first two days!
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