14,225ft of Ascent and 105 Miles – Well Done Nick!

Article posted on: 9th July 2018

We’re extremely proud of our Nick Riding, who heads up our GeoEnvironmental discipline.

He completed the L’Etape du Tour 2018 in an amazing time of 6hrs 46min, not bad bearing in mind 14,225ft of ascent and 105 miles. He was one of 16,000 riders and finished 1,103rd!

The L’Etape du Tour is an immense annual sporting challenge riding on the same routes and under the same conditions as the professionals on the Tour de France. This year’s event hosted participants from 67 countries eager to take on the challenge and discover some of the most beautiful parts of France and breath-taking scenery.

The route started on the shores of Lake Annecy before tackling the long and consistent col de la Croix Fry. After that was the dreaded col des Glières, a six-kilometre climb with an average gradient of 11.2%. The ride also covered Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière, before the 12km plunge towards Le Grand-Bornand and the finishing line.

A fantastic achievement, well done to all involved!

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