Thu 08 Apr 2010 18:12 BST
We hinted in our 'Valley Rumblings' post last month that our local col, the Col d'Ornon, would soon be equipped with a couple of 'Timtoo' transceivers. This has now been confirmed for June/July 2010.
Also in the local area the following cols will receive transceivers: Les Deux Alpes, Col du Lautaret and the climb to Oz en Oisans.
The climb to Alpe d'Huez has had these transceivers installed for around 3 years now and they have been hugely successful. The Thursday time trials that run in July and August use these to time all participants.
With the use of a timing chip that you pop in the back pocket of your jersey, you can get accurate times of ascent on these climbs as you pass the Timtoo trancievers at the foot and summit. All results are then posted on the Timtoo website: timtoo.com
The timing chips are available to rent from the tourist office in Bourg d'Oisans and we have a couple here registered to King of the Mountains.
No more fumbling with the stopwatch!