Stage 2 Font-Romeu to Ax 3 Domaines
119.8km Total Climbing 2845m Avg Speed 20.2 Avg Heart rate 144bpm
General Classament: Don’t know- in a hotel 5km from anywhere with no WiFi and little mobile coverage
My alarm rang at 05:30 and I made my way through the darkened streets of Font-Romeu like one of those dogs you meet on your way home from a late night party. I was first to arrive at the breakfast tent and I ate in silence. I finished breakfast with a hot chocolate and I have to say my mood lifted.
Today had two very difficult climbs Col du Port de Pailères rose at 8.1% for 14.9km to 2001m comparable to the Tourmalet. The day ended at Ax 3 Domaines after 8.4km at 8.1% Merde!
I finished with > 1 hour to spare on the Lanterne Rouge but the amount of suffering I did in the last 3km took some of the shine off the day.