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After showcasing his expertise in the 2007 Etape Recon DVD, Britain’s highest placed L’Etape finisher, Michael Cotty, once again sets off on a reconnaissance from start to finish. Cotty rides the 165km from Pau to Hautacam ski station, conquering the 'terrible mountain' Col du Tourmalet and finishing on Hautacam racking up over 2,400m of climbing.
On route, Cotty dishes out valuable advice on smart feeding/drinking strategies, pacing your climbing efforts and safely descending the treacherous mountain passes.
FULL ROUTE COVERAGE (55min Recon - all climbs & descends)CULTURAL INSIGHTS (local specialties, sights & attractions)RIDE GUIDE (tips on training, nutrition & riding technique)BULLET CAM SEQUENCES (both climbs real time & uncut)OUTTAKES & BONUS FEATURES (another 40min of footage)
EVENT DATE Sunday, July 6th 2008DISTANCE 165km TOTAL ASCENT 2,500m
HAUTACAM 14.5km @ 7.2%COL DU TOURMALET 17.7km @ 7.5%
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