Etape du Tour – Act 2 – Presentation

Modane to l'Alpe d'Huez Etape du Tour – Act 2, Presentation (Translated from French to English, using Google Translate)

Act 2 takes place between July 17 and Issoire Saint Flour on the distance of 208km through the passes of the Pas de Peyrol , Perthus and Prat de Bouc . I am less familiar roads of the second stage than the ‘ Act 1 , my analysis will be less fine.

The output of Issoire promises a lot of stress and skirmishes: the first 3 km are on a road “simple” (2 lanes, one in each direction), with an aisle lined unmade large blocks of concrete and by plane … a small ledge between the floor of this dangerous aisle, I feel that some will be very (too) likely to back seats. Luckily, this is a very long straight to see obstacles far in advance, at least if one is careful, when you are on the low side. The following are five kilometers war better: there will be concrete blocks or the plane, the gap is directly beside the road, except in places where there will be a sliding metal security. Gentlemen riders Station to the slide: who get burned! The road is flat wrong amount, over long Coubes with good visibility on small differences between groups…. Read More

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