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Wednesday 19th March 2014.


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Spring Time Riding

Apr 09 2014 11:00 AM | Velo Peloton in Pyrenees Cycling Lodge

Ian Plowright from London departs Pyrénées Cycling Lodge for a ride up Col du Tourmalet and Luz Ardiden. Col du Tourmalet is closed 4km from the summit at 1800m.

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Hautacam on a spring evening

Apr 06 2014 10:50 PM | Velo Peloton in Cycling

I did some work on my bike today and was just going for a ride down the Voie Verte to test it out. At Argeles I met Andrew from Scotland who was looking for directions to Hautacam, I said I go with him and show him the start. Really it would have been rude not to go the whole way. This is my 17th ride up Hautacam so for this year.


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Alain Dithurbide

Apr 05 2014 06:40 PM | Velo Peloton in Pro Riders

Seán and myself in Tarbes with Alain Dithurbide. Alain and his wife run this really great bike shop in the centre of Tarbes. He is a former professional and competeted in the 1984 Tour de France. Alain is a Colnago dealer, I went to get a part for my C40. http://www.dithurbide.com/

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Luz Ardiden 2011

Apr 03 2014 10:33 PM | Velo Peloton in Pro Riders

A few photos from 2011 Tour de France on Luz Ardiden.

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Flights to Lourdes

Apr 03 2014 02:20 PM | Velo Peloton in Pyrénées

Spanish airline Air Nostrum a subsidiary of Iberia are now flying twice per week between Lourdes and Madrid. Flights are on Tuesday and Saturday, departing Madrid at 12:20 and Lourdes at 14:00. www.iberia.com/fr/ It's another option to look at if you are flying to the Pyrénées from outside Europe, Madrid has direct flights from all over the world.

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Gorge de Cauterets

Apr 01 2014 07:51 PM | Velo Peloton in Pyrénées

The new road to Cauterets, replacing the old road destroyed in the floods on 18th June 2013.

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How to Descend Fast and Safe

Mar 30 2014 09:22 PM | Velo Peloton in Cycling

Nice little video here from Team Sky featuring Ian Boswell talking about how to descend.

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Ride to Pla d'Adet

Mar 24 2014 07:45 PM | Velo Peloton in Cycling

Pla d’Adet will be the finish climb for stage 17 of the 2014 Tour de France on Wednesday 23rd July. It is a ski station in Vallée d’Aure near the town of Saint-Lary in Hautes Pyrénées. This year will be the 10th time Le Tour has ascended this climb and it will be 40 years since the first in 1974. That first stage was won by Raymond Poulidor, there is a testimonial plaque to his victory on the climb. The last visit in 2005 was won by George Hincappi and the one before in 2001 by Lance Armstrong or not I can’t remember anymore. My head hurts with all this doping shite.

Anyway it’s a climb I had not done before and as it’s in the Tour I decided to give it a go. The route is just less than 200km from Saint-Savin and back. I added on a few km’s as the result of road diversions for construction work near Arreau.


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Is Col du Tourmalet Open? 2014

Mar 19 2014 10:15 PM | Velo Peloton in cols

Wednesday 19th March 2014
Col du Tourmalet is blocked with snow 7km from the summit on the western side and 4km from the summit on the eastern side. Weather has been very good recently and the snow is retreating.
Col du Tourmalet should be open on or around Friday 16th May 2014.

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Hautacam Ski Station Closed

Mar 17 2014 09:50 PM | Velo Peloton in Cycling

The Ski Station at Hautacam has now closed for the season. I rode up there today in fantastic sunshine, 24c and the road was deserted, had it to myself.


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Ride Hautacam 100 Times in 2014

Mar 15 2014 09:25 PM | Velo Peloton in Cycling

As Le Tour will be doing Hautacam this year and I see it every time I look out the window, I've decided to give it lots of attention. My mad plan is to ride Hautacam 100 times this year.

At the end of the second week I have 4 rides so far this month, including 3 times on Saturday 15th.

The ski station is closed from 16th March. I'll need to up it a bit to catch up.

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