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Mont Ventoux to feature in 2016 Tour de France

Rumours such as those published in Velonews.competitor have suggested that the Mont Ventoux will once again feature in the 2016 Tour de France. The race will start on the 2nd of July and very likely follow an anti-clockwise direction meaning that this … Continue reading

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Tunnel du Chambon closed. Revised opening dates, ferry and new road

The closure of the Tunnel du Chambon in April, linking Bourg d’Oisans to the Col du Lautaret and beyond, has sparked widespread discussions amongst the locals and cyclists planning to visit the region, such as when will it reopen, are … Continue reading

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2 bedroom chalet available for Alpe d’Huez Tour de France week

CHALET SLEEPS 5 AVAILABLE FOR ALPE D’HUEZ TOUR DE FRANCE WEEK Chalet available 3rd week of Tour de France Due to another cancellation for €800/wk, we now have available, this beautiful two bedroom chalet in Bourg d’Arud, just along the … Continue reading

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Tour de France Bike Hotel and accommodation Bourg d’Oisans

During the final few days of this summers (2015) Tour de France, the race will have 3 days within a days bike ride of Le Bourg d’Oisans. For those wishing to witness the race first hand over these three days, there is … Continue reading

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Road closures between Le Bourg d’Oisans and the Col du Lautaret – Tunnel du Chambon

A major landslide risk has forced the closure of the tunnel du Chambon on the popular cycling route from Le Bourg d’Oisans to the Col du Lautaret and the Col du Glandon. Experts are expecting a minimum of three weeks closure, … Continue reading

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Montée du Géant du Tourmalet

On every first saturday of June, the statue of Octave Lapize is transported from its winter resting place in Gerde, Bagneres de Bigorre, to its famous prominent summer position on the Col du Tourmalet. The statue, inaugurated in 1999, is a tribute … Continue reading

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Tour de France 2015 in the Pyrenees

Tour de France 2015 – Pyrenees As usual the Tour de France will be hitting some of the major cols (mountain passes) of the Pyrenees, this time during the second week. With stage departs from Pau, Tarbes and Lannemezan, and … Continue reading

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