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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JAMES STARTT has photographed and written about the sport of cycling for more than 25 years. His work has appeared in publications as diverse as Vanity Fair, The New York Times, LeMonde, Bicycling and Rouleur Magazine, and he has published several books on the sport including “Tour de France/Tour de Force” (Chronicle Books), the first “English history of the Tour de France” and “Shut Up Legs” (Rodale), the Jens Voigt autobiography. Meanwhile Startt’s photography is represented by the Galerie Agathe Gaillard, the oldest photography gallery in France. Startt began working with PELOTON magazine in 2015 and has been the European Associate since 2016.