Lacets de Montvernier

A bit of POV footage of the climb from last week

https://youtu.be/wUJ7742S4CE?feature=shared
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530
    It's a really nice climb.
    Best part is that because it is so short it is only as hard as you make it.
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  • davidof
    davidof Posts: 3,065
    pblakeney said:

    It's a really nice climb.
    Best part is that because it is so short it is only as hard as you make it.

    Yes, so true

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  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,181
    pblakeney said:

    It's a really nice climb.
    Best part is that because it is so short it is only as hard as you make it.

    Unless you turn left at the top and are heading to the top of the Madeleine! :D
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 26,530

    pblakeney said:

    It's a really nice climb.
    Best part is that because it is so short it is only as hard as you make it.

    Unless you turn left at the top and are heading to the top of the Madeleine! :D
    That'll be Col du Chaussy on the way.
    Which is exactly the route I took. 😉😎
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  • I did it earlier this year, nice climb despite the fact that you are much less aware of the switchbackery when you are actually climbing than you would think from the aerial photos.

    I passed a couple on the way up, the man was towing a child in a trailer. He let me get a bit ahead then chased me down, let me go again and repeated it. I guess he then decided he'd better get back to his partner. I was thinking he must be quite strong, then I clocked that he was wearing Team Ineos training kit. No idea who he was though, this was while the TDF was on.
  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117
    2 questions:
    1. Where did you stay
    2. How did you get there?

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • 1. St Jean de Maurienne in an absolute Stockton of a hotel who agreed to keep our bike bags in one of their garages for 2 weeks. There's loads of accommodation in the town. They've recently hosted the etape.
    2. By train from Geneva. At least 2 changes and it took all day.
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  • We camped at La Chambre and drove there, breaking the journey with a 4 hour ride just north of Dijon.
  • Rode this on the Tacx Training App the other week, didn't seem too bad.
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  • secretsam
    secretsam Posts: 5,117

    1. St Jean de Maurienne in an absolute Stockton of a hotel who agreed to keep our bike bags in one of their garages for 2 weeks. There's loads of accommodation in the town. They've recently hosted the etape.
    2. By train from Geneva. At least 2 changes and it took all day.

    "Stockton"???


    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 7,181
    Sam, I think there are a few cycling friendly hotels in and around St Jean de Maurienne.
    Alternatively, could you join one of the organised trips from the likes of Love Velo:
    https://lovevelo.co.uk/france/alpe-dhuez-cycling-holiday/
    (I have not connection to LV, and there are other companies that offer similar types of trip.
    Quite a few companies run Tour de France weeks, so you had a few days riding, and a few days roadside as the Tour passes.
    I've organised 3 bespoke groups with Alpine Chaingang, and Dave and Ben are great:
    https://www.alpinechaingang.co.uk/
  • secretsam said:

    1. St Jean de Maurienne in an absolute Stockton of a hotel who agreed to keep our bike bags in one of their garages for 2 weeks. There's loads of accommodation in the town. They've recently hosted the etape.
    2. By train from Geneva. At least 2 changes and it took all day.

    "Stockton"???

    I'm guessing that in honour of our new Home Secretary, this is a euphemism for "sh*t hole"!
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    My home town Like most places it has good and bad parts, it's not like the whole place is a dive. I've seen as bad or worse around Kent, East Midlands, West Midlands, Scotland....