Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Oops I Did It Again...
So, I've been thinking about this year's Etape. For a while.
I mean, part of me was saying I'd already done the Etape. That the Marmotte was harder. That there were multi-stage races, one day classics, available too.
But then they announced it. The Tourmalet. The Hautacam. The two most iconic climbs of the Pyrenees. In one race. With the pros riding through four days later.
The Alpe and the Telegraph will be there in the Marmotte next year. Or the Year after. The Ventoux has its own challenge.
So I'm riding the Etape again in 2014. With one or two things to get out of the way first...
I might have signed up to Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the oldest and possibly hardest one day race in cycling and the London Revolution (300km around London in May) and entered the ballot for the London 100 sportive too.
I have my Etape place, and all it took me was €95 and two and a half hours of arguing with the ASO site to sort out.
Anyone else with me?