Montée du Géant 2014

Montée du Géant Montée du Géant – Rise of the Giant. Le Géant du Tourmalet is the statue on top of the col which is removed in October for safe keeping and returned to the summit in June each year. This year it will be on Saturday 7th June from Bagnéres de Bigorre. Depart is…

Bayonne Luchon 1926 Lucien Buysse col d'Aubisque

Lucien Buysse

Lucien Buysse Lucien Buysse, 11 September 1892 – 3 January 1980, was a Belgian cyclist and winner of the 1926 Tour de France. Lucien Buysse was born in Wontergem Belgium in 1892, Buysse started racing as a professional in 1914, in which year he rode his first Tour de France. He comes from one of…

Hautacam

Hautacam No 27

Ride to Hautacam Today I cycled to the Tour de France stage finish for the 27th time this year. It was a cool morning so I waited for the day to warmup. By the time I went out at 15:00 it was very hot and humid, exactly the weather I hate most. It made it…