Tour de France
Le Tour went through Les Gets...
On Sunday 11th July 2010, Stage 8 of The Tour went from Station des Rousses and finished at the mountain top of Morzine-Avoriaz, it went through the village of Les Gets. We watched the finish at Avoriaz, after some two hours of entertainment, the winners of the juniour race came through, then the pro's.
When we got back, we heard that Lance Armstrong had to dismount just outside Bar Bush in Les Gets - he almost crashed but managed to avoid this.
I (Mark) have ridden from the Chalet, down into Morzine and then up to Aviriaz many times - the climb is very much like Alp d'Huez - only around two thirds the height - and there are pleanty of coffee shops at the top!
Some of the famous Hors and Cat 1 local climbs include:
Col de Joux Plane
Col de la Colombiere
Col de Joux Verte
Col de Corbier
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