Surprise meeting

navrig
navrig Posts: 1,352
edited June 2013 in Road general
Last week two of us climbed Semnoz, stage 20 in the forthcoming tour.

When we got to the top the Sky team bus was waiting, not for us but for the team which was doing a reccy on the route. Like typical fanboys we hung around and eventually they appeared.

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Comments

  • Where's Wiggins?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • shortcuts
    shortcuts Posts: 366
    In his sick bed.
  • prhymeate
    prhymeate Posts: 795
    Nice! Froome was up at the top of Avoriaz, France earlier in the week. It was pretty cool to see the photos as I'll be there in a couple of weeks too...must have overheard my training schedule.
  • shortcuts wrote:
    In his sick bed.

    You mean training on his own in Majorca?
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • denniskwok
    denniskwok Posts: 339
    Cool stuff. Any more pics?
  • shortcuts
    shortcuts Posts: 366
    shortcuts wrote:
    In his sick bed.

    You mean training on his own in Majorca?
    I know what I meant. Although I don't claim to be correct :)
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    denniskwok wrote:
    Cool stuff. Any more pics?

    Waiting at the bus:

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    The Sky guy who was waiting on the team was a miserable type of git. He was kind enough to top up my bottle with fresh water but when we tried to engage him in some chat he was so gruff and refused to relax. He looked like an ex-rider.
  • bernithebiker
    bernithebiker Posts: 4,148
    And how was the Semnoz, given that lots of us will be climbing it in 3 weeks time....?!
  • navrig
    navrig Posts: 1,352
    And how was the Semnoz, given that lots of us will be climbing it in 3 weeks time....?!

    It was challenging. I am not the fastest climber perhaps better re-phrased to I may be the slowest climber but I still enjoyed it. The descent is great and the views magnificent.

    This was our route:

    http://app.strava.com/activities/60046418

    The ascent road condition is much better than the descent so be careful.
  • briantrumpet
    briantrumpet Posts: 17,906
    Where's Wiggins?
    Where's Wallace?

    (That's one for fans of The Wire.)