Aint Skeered wrote:
For those of you that have riden it, how did you find it?
I rode it last weekend, and found the "Iconic climb" well, a bit dissapointing. I had read and heard so much about it perhaps I was expecting to much.
It's a very well manicured legend rather than an epic climb. What surprised me was that despite the number of cyclists en route, when we got to the end of the stage, we had the place to ourselves.
The views across the valley are stunning, the road surface is immaculate (anyone climbed the Aubisque recently?) and the sense of occasion is enhanced by the signs and grafitti.
Did you do Croix de fer/Glandon? Now that's an epic climb.