Leigh Premier Road Club - "French Alps 2005" Gallery No. 1
"THE COLS" - Alpe D'Huez, Col de Glandon, Col de la Croix de Fer,
Col du Telegraph, Col du Galibier & Les Deux Alpes.

A week in the French Alps - 25 June 2 to July 2005
Photos in this "Gallery No. 1", are of the main Cols we climbed during our
stay in
Venosc, near Bourg D'Oisans."French Alps Gallery No 2" has photos
in and around the beautiful Veneon Valley, where Venosc is situated, and of
the climb up to the head of the valley at La Berarde.
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.Alpe D'Huez & its 21 hairpins (left) Looking down on the hairpins & Bourg D'Oisans from the climb (right)

Made it !!
Summit pics on Alpe D'Huez.
In Alp D'Huez village (left) after the climb on on our
first day, & at the
Tour de France stage finish (right), after the second climb later in the week.

36C today !!
Derek, Bill, Paul & Darren

Glandon Summit pic

.The climb to the summit of Col de La Croix de Fer and Col du Glandon

.THE STUNNING VIEWS FROM THE TOP OF COL DE LA CROIX DE FER - (top) to the west, (below) to the east.

...Summit pic of Col de Telegraph

Monument to Henri Desgrange, the founder of the T de F


showing our ascent from the North at Valloire, & the final 10% hairpins. Patches of snow are still lying at the side of the road.


..Only a few kilometres to go to the Galibier Summit........................and finally there !!

Approaching "Les Deux Alpes" summit (left)
& the bustling resort (below)


Climbing the narrow minor road up to
"Les Deux Alpes".
The "drop off", down into the valley
can be seen on the right.
Hairpin on "Les Deux Alpes" (below)


For more details on the Cols in this area go to
Grenoble Cycling Pages

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Photographs copyright Bill Fairhurst. C
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