The tour continues. In today’s paper there was a humorous human-interest story as the author hired a bike at l’Alpe to ride down to Borg d’Oisans and back up, to get some idea of what is was like, and to see how his time compared with Pantani’s 38 minutes. I don’t think he knew what he was getting himself into, his two and a quarter hours to climb the mountain certainly don’t sound earth shattering! Checking back to three years I dug up the treasured punch card from my ride; seventy four minutes including the tyre change. I’ll have to try it again some day…