Alpine Cogal

Alpine Cogal

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@936adl is up for Round Two after the Shorpshire Hills Cogal. If you are able, join him in France for what is sure to be another incredible day devoted to the bike.

What more needs to be said about this mountain. One of the truly iconic climbs of the greatest race on earth, all 264V metres of it. Along the way we’ll also get to bag the Col du Telegraphe for good measure.

After meeting in Saint Jean de Maurienne we’ll use  the roll along the valley road as a nice warm up before  we reach Saint Jean de Maurienne, the town at the base of the climb. From there, the only way is up.  Our first target will be the Col du Telegraph at a mere 1566m, and from there it’s on to Valloire and the start of the climb proper. See you at the top……

As the saying goes,what goes up must come down, and we’ll retrace our steps back to Saint Jean de Maurienne for well earned Malted Recovery Beverage Consumption.

Route Detail – Col du Galibier. Precise details tbc.

Event Details

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Date/Time
Date - July 11, 2012
10:35 AM - 10:35 AM

Location
Hotel des Sports

Cogal Details
Route Details


// Casually Deliberate (No Drop) // Rule VV (Climbing)

  1. Announcing round two of @936adl’s Cogal Efforts, this time over one of the best climbs in the world, the Galibier.

  2. @936adl That will be awesome.

    There’s nothing in the diary but there is a little voice at the back of my mind telling me that there’s something on around about then.

  3. Le Galibier!

    This could be fun……

  4. I think I will pop along for that

    See you at the top. Chapeau!

  5. Love this Picture….

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    Seems like the perfect place to add a Velominati decal?….

  7. Ok, now that the race has started we can start to think about the finer details of this Cogal. It’s going to be massive.

    Instead of a straight up and down affair, we’re going to tackle a truly epic loop. From St Jean de Maurienne it’s going to be up and over the Galibier, before dropping off the other side. The aim we be to re-fuel in Le Bourg d’Oisans. From here only the small matter of the Croix de Fer will stand between us and well earned Malted Recovery Beverage Consumption…..

    So, who’s in?

     

  8. Anybody from belgium want to share a car ride if so …. ? i climb like a hippo

  9. We’ll we’re in the area then, well a little further north up near Morzine.  I dont think I can make it though as we’ll be trying to catch that days stage I think, Bugger!!!

    I’ll be attempting the Gailibier the following week I think.

    Either way, have a cracker.

  10. @936adl

    Ok, now that the race has started we can start to think about the finer details of this Cogal. It’s going to be massive.

    Instead of a straight up and down affair, we’re going to tackle a truly epic loop. From St Jean de Maurienne it’s going to be up and over the Galibier, before dropping off the other side. The aim we be to re-fuel in Le Bourg d’Oisans. From here only the small matter of the Croix de Fer will stand between us and well earned Malted Recovery Beverage Consumption…..

    So, who’s in?

     

    Telegraph

    Galibier
    Epic descent from Galibier to Lautaret to Borg
    Glandon
    Croix de Fer
     
    100+km
    ~4,000 metres of climbing (butterflies WILL be nesting in my spokes!)
     
    Finished off with ice cold Pelforth
     
    The Cogal personified 
     
    I’m off to meditate on the V …….. For a long time
     
  11. @martynbroVVn

    @936adl

    Ok, now that the race has started we can start to think about the finer details of this Cogal. It’s going to be massive.

    Instead of a straight up and down affair, we’re going to tackle a truly epic loop. From St Jean de Maurienne it’s going to be up and over the Galibier, before dropping off the other side. The aim we be to re-fuel in Le Bourg d’Oisans. From here only the small matter of the Croix de Fer will stand between us and well earned Malted Recovery Beverage Consumption…..

    So, who’s in?

     

    Telegraph

    Galibier
    Epic descent from Galibier to Lautaret to Borg
    Glandon
    Croix de Fer
     
    100+km
    ~4,000 metres of climbing (butterflies WILL be nesting in my spokes!)
     
    Finished off with ice cold Pelforth
     
    The Cogal personified 
     
    I’m off to meditate on The V …….. For a long time
     

    A-Merckx!

  12. This pic sums it up nicely!

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  13. You do this and you are a Hardman

  14. So, we’ve just finished loading up the car. Tunnel tomorrow and should be in the Alps for Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday will Be something similar to this(minus the final climb up the Alpe!)…….

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  15. Good luck – have a ball.

  16. Bonne route!

  17. Just got back from the Cogal trip! Just awesome……

  18. @936adl

    Just awesome? Sweet jesus, looks like a monster day in the saddle. I hope someone had a camera for some Cogal shots of riding and re-hydrating. Amazing route.

  19. @Gianni @Frank

    It certainly was a monster day in the saddle that’s for sure! I’ve got plenty of pictures from the day. Would you like me to put together a ride report? Or would it be easier to just add something to this thread. I’m more than happy to do the former, but if you’re swamped with Guest articles it might be easier to do the latter.

    Let me know.

     

  20. You are a Hardman

    Even if nobody else wants to hear about it, I do – bring it on

  21. @936adl Here! Now! We want pictures!

  22. @Dr C

    You are a Hardman

    Even if nobody else wants to hear about it, I do – bring it on

    Ditto your Pyrenean climbing adventures. In need of serious V based inspiration for next month.

  23. Ok. Here’s a couple of pics of the day!

    The big one…..

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    Folllowed by the Glandon(an absolute killer of a climb)

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    Finished off witwe perhaps my favourite French beer!

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  24. Very cool!

  25. Great shots. Love the D902 road markers.

  26. Wow, just wow! The beers were obviously well deserved!

  27. It was an absolutely fantastic ride.

    The beauty of the Telegraph

    The brutality of the Galibier

    The epic 50km descent into Le Borg D’Oisans

    And the Glandon…..well that just kicked my ass….hard!

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