Sunday, December 21, 2008

Prelim France plans

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Saturday July 18
Depart Newark airport for Geneva, Switzerland (CH)

Sunday 19
Morning - Land in Geneva CH
           Transfer to Grenoble, France by TGV (French Rail Service)
Afternoon - Meet with Cycling Classics guides, transfer to hotel on Les Duex Alpe, assemble bike, go for a spin ride

Monday 20
Ride the Alpe D'Huez, Croix de Fer, Col du Glandon, Les Duex Alpe.

Tuesday 21
Ride from Les Duex Alpe to Duingt France at southern end of Lake Annecy to hotel - 112 Miles total riding.  Includes the Col du Galibier,  Col Du Lautaretand the Col du Telegraphe

Wednesday 22
Ride to Grand Bornand to watch the Tour de France (TdF) stage finish.

Thursday 23
Ride to Annecy to watch the riders warm up and depart for the TdF TT (Time Trial).  This is going to be a very important stage depending which riders are where on GC (General Classification or standings).

Friday 24
Morning - Transfer to Vacqueyras at the foot of Mount Ventoux
Afternoon - Ride up Mount Ventoux

Saturday 25
THE BIG DAY.  The tour arrives at Mount Ventoux and the mountain will most likely crown the final victor for the final ride into Paris tomorrow afternoon.  I will be perched on the side of the mountain with millions of other fans (seriously, it's going to be that many) and  I have something special up my sleeve to get on international TV (more on that in a later post).

Sunday 26
Morning - Transfer to Paris via TGV
Afternoon - Watch the big finish of the TdF and see the final victor crowned on the Champs-Elysées.

Monday 27
Morning - Mid-afternoon - Visit the Louvre art muesum (for a history click here)
Late Afternoon - Bike tour of Paris
Evening - Night bike tour of Paris.  This promises to be an awesome experience and includes an one hour boat ride on the Siene River, and see the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Hotel de Ville, the Musée D'Orsay, and other Paris landmarks  fully lit at night.

Tuesday 28 
Depart Paris for Newark/Home

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