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Tour de Etape

 

 

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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)

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Thanks to ClimbByBike.com for the excellent profile maps of each mountain. Also note that each climb features kilometer markers with gradient, altitude and distance information.

EVENT DATE Sunday, July 6th 2008
DISTANCE
165km 
TOTAL ASCENT 2,500m

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HAUTACAM 14.5km @ 7.2%
COL DU TOURMALET 17.7km @ 7.5%

For all the latest information, please visit the official Etape du Tour website.

 

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TOURMALET | 17.7KM | 7.5%


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HAUTACAM | 14.5KM | 7.2%


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All Images © Rory Hitchens, USE

05:23 - Breakfast in the Car 06:31 - Finally on Location in Pau 06:58 - Last minute preparations... 07:45 Early morning dew 20km into the ride 09:22 - Still misty, still motoring... 10.05 - The sun's finally out as we approach Tourmalet 11:25 - Half way up Tourmalet...getting cold! 11:54 - Breaking through the clouds 11:59 - La Mongie, 4km to Summit 12:28 - Cresting Tourmalet at -2C 14:13 - The lower slopes of Hautacam 14:44 - Not so fast... 15:05 - Final interview on Hautacam 15:49 - Mike draws a crowd packing the bike

L'Etape du Tour Cyclefilm DVD
L'Etape du Tour Cyclefilm DVD

Cyclefilm is not associated with the L'Étape du Tour organization and its sponsors. Our aim is to issue independent training and route advice to help cyclists better prepare for this event.

The L'Etape was first held in 1993, and now organised by the Amaury Sport Organisation in conjunction with MondoVelo and TREK, it takes place each July. In 2007, Cyclefilm started producing the L'Etape Recon film and ride guide series.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cyclosportive Cyclefilm DVD

Cyclosportive Cyclefilm DVD

The ultimate cycling guide and event preview series delivering all of the information you need to stay motivated throughout the year as you count the days down to your 'big ride!’

‘The Trilogy’ is a must have (legal) performance enhancer for every cyclist eager to ride and conquer some of the greatest and most challenging roads in France, Italy and Spain.

 

 

 


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Gran Fondo Cycling DVD Cyclefilm

Gran Fondo Cycling DVD Cyclefilm

TO TRY IT WOULD BE CRAZY!
TO DO IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE!

Are you ready to take on half a dozen of the hardest, meanest and toughest Gran Fondos Italy has to offer? Sure you are, but don't leave home without knowing what's ahead.

Cyclefilm and luxury travel operator La Fuga, will take you on a full route reconnaissance of six legendary events available on three double DVDs.

 

 

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