Tag: Hautacam

Hautacam 100 Personal challenge to climb Hautacam 100 times in 2014. 4th December 2014 Finished with a few weeks to spare. The first 97 were the hardest. It got easier after that. 3rd December 2014 Ride 98. Change in the weather, it was -2.9c at the top and +2c at the bottom.   1st December

October 2014 has been glorious so far with no cold or wet weather at all. Temperatures have been in the mid 20’s mostly and even over 30c for a few days. It is set to continue into next week when a change will come bring a feel of winter for the first time. A few

FDJ at Hautacam I planned to catch the Francaise des Jeux team this afternoon on Hautacam. My guess was that they would be starting the climb about 14:00. I was wrong! They were finished before that. Anyway I caught then right at the top and got a few photos. Hope to catch up with them again

Hautacam Hautacam is a Cat HC climb in the Vallée du Lavedan in Hautes Pyrénées. The climb up Hautacam starts from Argelès-Gazost by the Gave de Pau river near the rugby club, on road D100. The start altitude is 431m. It is 14.5km to the ski station at Hautacam. The road continues for 1.3km to

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

Alberto Contador Alberto Contador has put an end to a very successful spring season but has already started the preparation of his major target: the Tour de France. Last week he made a reconnaissance of the decisive stages in the Pyrenees and the final long time trial of the French race. Last week Alberto Contador