After two days of power-packed climbing we know that the afternoon’s alpine light is no longer on our side. But before the sun goes down there’s still time for one last climb. After crossing the Galibier we’re on the edge of the Hautes Alpes region and its mythic climbs: the Col d’Izoard to the east beyond Briançon and L’Alpe d’Huez to the west above Bourg d’Oisans. But today our two riders, Jérôme and Julien, have something else in mind.

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