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Program – total ride 461 km

15 July
Booked flight STO-GVA, ref K9Q2W5, 1855- 2135 with SAS, bike four allowance OK. An extra overnight stay at Martins place 2 pers and 2 with Chris. Living nearby each other.

16 July
Unpack, fixing the bikes. Sightseeing.
Mikael will join from LIS...
Joint dinner at Martins place

17 July – total ride 165k
Coffee and baguette at 06.00. Early morning ride, start 07.00 one climb between Geneva and Annecy to 895 mas. Escort rider: Out from Geneva. Martin Gonzelbach is planning to escort us riding his bike to Annecy 45k.
Overnight stay after aprox 165k. Hotel Savoy booked at Saint Michel de Maurienne.
3 DBL with separate beds, two singlerooms.

18 July – total ride 120k
Br fast 07.00. Tough early morning start at 08.00 with one enormous climb, heavy challenge 40k from aprox 800 mas to Col de Galibier (2 642 mas) 2nd highest road point on the East Alps. Bring snacks. At 12.00, downhill 60k to Briancon. Lunchbreak 14.00, restaurant and relax. At 15.30 off we ride another huge climb 20k from 900 mas to 2000 mas to the ski-station at Vars. Arr 17.30…
Overnight stay and dining at Chalet L´Establou. Two nights. Booked and paid. Large apartment 10+ people.
(Skistation Vars is very popular due TDF, other accommodations pretty fullybooked already)

19 July - relax
Relaxing day watching live TDF in the crowd when TDF riders are climbing to the ski-station of Vars and up to the mountain top.  Then in a bar or in the chalet to watch on TV the final TDF climbs of the day, Col de la Bonette and isola 2000.

20 July – total ride 177k
At 07.00 off we start same road as the TDF riders from the peak of Vars, 20k downhill, and then it starts 27k up to the highest roadpass in the Alps, Col de la Bonette (2 802 mas). Enjoy the view, then a stunning 130k windling downhill to Nice. Take it easy! With a few mealstops , aprox arrival Saturday afternoon at 17.00.  

Sunrise Shield Hotel, three small apartments booked, one single and one DBLB in each.
19 Avenue Villermont, Colomars, Nice. Aprox 3 km from Nice beach. Banquette at…
21 July
Relax.…watch the TDF final stage, a tempo-race Monaco-Nice
22 July
SAS flight home in the morning to STO, nonstop 0955-1255. Bkg ref VQC6PT, bike allowance ok.
Chris/Pierre train or supporting car back...
For STO-riders total 16 000 SEK incl, SAS flights to GVA from NCE, Five nights stay in hotel/guesthouse DBR, Brf, lunch, dinner meals and supporting car. Rest 11 000 to be paid May 1st.
For LIS/GVA riders 10 700 SEK, above apart from flights/train…that you book yourself. Rest 6 700 to be paid May 1st   

Strava Mileage leaderboard, Jan-Jun 2024 recommended min 1500k training plus to manage at least 26 k/hr on a 100k stage. Be ready! The Alps in the summerheat is a most enjoyable BUT tough one!


Mikael Dahlbeck
Anders Blomqvist
Fredrik Andsersson
Lennart Paulsson
Martin Adamsson
Pierre Favre (GVA)
Christophe Loup (GVA - escort rider first leg)
Martin Gonzenbach (GVA)