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Col du Galibier French Alps

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So this is quite a momentous (and if the truth be known nervous) occasion for us and we’re proud to present the very first video in Season One, the beautiful Col du Galibier. See how the road evolves, turning from open green land on the lower slopes to an ash-like snowcapped wonderland by the summit. Every time I ride the Galibier I have the same feeling of pure freedom whilst never being quite sure what the elements will deal on any particular day. So what does it mean when half of the sheep are sat down and the other half are stood up? Are they the weather gods of the mountain? Watch now and find out what this truly magnificent mountain holds in store for every rider.

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Kit used for this climb:

Mavic Cosmic Carbone 40 WTS

Lezyne Pod Caddy S/M

USE Alien Carbon Seatpost

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18.1km

Length of climb

1397m

Start elevation

2642m

Summit elevation

1245m

Elevation gain

6.9%

Gradient (avg)

10% at 17.5km

Gradient (max)

34x28

Gearing suggestion

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