Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Critérium du Dauphiné on our doorstep again


'Like at the Tour, the Dauphiné peloton will ride up the famous 21 bends of l’Alpe d’Huez before continuing on to the Col de Sarenne pass ahead of the descent to Le Freney d’Oisans. Rather than swing around and go back up the Alpe, however, stage 7 of the Dauphiné will see the peloton tackle the Col du Noyer before finishing at Superdévoluy.'

Further details of the route needed, but this would suggest to us that the riders will be coming up the Col d'Ornon on the way through to the Noyer on the 8th June.

The same race came up the Col d'Ornon back in 2007 (see photos).