Wed 13 May 2009 10:06 BST
Great news, col baggers. The col de la Croix de Fer opened for the first time here today (with the col du Glandon remaining closed for the time being).
This links the Romanche valley with the Maurienne valley, and is the pass used on the first section of the Marmotte cyclosportive. So, summer is finally here!
Guy & Helyn