The most gruelling 6 days ever

Le GalibierLast summer myself and a couple of mates did a 6 day cycling trip in the Haute-Savoie region of the French Alps. Our aim was to complete 2 iconic climbs a day. Climbs that over the years have gained prestige and notoriety in the Tour de France: Alpe d’Huez, Les 2 Alpes, Col du Galibier, Col du Glandon, Col du Madeleine, etc. I expected it it to be tough, but never as gruelling as it turned out to be. Cycling at high altitude coupled with insanely long and winding high-gradient ascents meant that my body wanted to “pack it all in” several times during the trip. What kept me going was the fresh air, the beautiful views, and the insatiable desire to keep going and summit the various mountains. Check out this video we put together:

Tour de Courage from Marky B. on Vimeo.