Apparently in it's second year. Has anyone done it?
Looks a little easier than the 'classic' Marmotte. What's it like climbing on that gravel section?
Although I've passed on the Marmotte this year, my better half still fancies a trip to the sun and this could be something fun to take in.
My thinking was that there's one big hill, harder and a bit longer than the Glandon plus two lesser hills each roughly equivalent to the Telegraph. But I've no idea how hard that gravel section will be - is it 8km of really heavy, wading thru treacle, going? Does it turn to mud when wet? Maybe it's like the Strada Blanca; has anyone here ridden that?
That looks a really good alternative, could be extremely hot on the day though.....