10 weeks to go
You can almost feel it now. The roads are packed with riders, the weather is (occasionally) great and all you need now is to put in the miles each of the last ten weeks leading up to La Marmotte. Easy, right?!
THE RACE CARD
Based on the last four months of blogging (see below,) here is our La Marmotte race card recommendation. See it as our piece of advice to those who have not done the race before. Of course, you are the expert. You know how you perform best.
|Depart Marmotte (to dam switchbacks)||10.5||10.5||-1%||Suck wheels.|
|Allemond to the foot of Glandon||5.5||16.0||2%||Feed well.|
|To Rivier d’Allemont||5.8||21.8||8%||Patience. It is a long race.|
|Glandon from the river||13.0||37.4||6%||Do not get into red.|
|Descent from Glandon||19.6||57.0||0%||Neutralised. Feed well.|
|False flat to Telegraphe||22.5||79.5||1%||Suck wheels.|
|Col du Telegraphe||12.1||91.6||6%||Maintain 70-75% of your FTP|
|Valloire to Plan Lachat||10.1||106.3||6%||Have easily digestive things in your pockets.|
|Plan Lachat to Sommet du Galibier||7.9||114.2||8%||Keep it going.|
|Galibier top to foot of Alpe d’Huez||48.3||162.5||-1%||Save energy for the last climb.|
|L’Alpe d’Huez (finish)||13.0||175.5||8%||Fill your bottles with pure water. Grind it out.|
- Book start number: https://inscription.sportcommunication.info/list.php
- Where to stay: We will stay on the top L’Alpe d’Huez (which gives you great motivation to give it all you have)
- More information: Event page
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