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  • First climb of the week; the 630m Col di Bluffy width:800;;height:600
  • The 6.8km Montee des Glieres is a proper climb width:600;;height:800
  • Lots of bikes at the end of the road, not many hitting the gravel section width:800;;height:600
  • The gravel of Plateau de Glieres begins width:800;;height:600
  • Le Tour raced over this gravel, I took it gently width:800;;height:600
  • A thank from General Gaulle for the RAF's assistance to the resistance width:800;;height:600
  • Day 2 and what I thought was the Col de la Forclaz de Quierge width:800;;height:600
  • But this was the Col, a steep climb to 870m width:800;;height:600
  • The HC Col de Pre was tough, another 10% section width:800;;height:600
  • On a clear day you can see Mont Blanc from here width:800;;height:600
  • The clouds were covering the peaks width:800;;height:600
  • The Barrage and Lac de Roselend, another product of HEP width:800;;height:600
  • The rather pointless Col du Meraillet width:600;;height:800
  • The view down the lake width:800;;height:600
  • The Cormet de Roselend is up there width:800;;height:600
  • I was tempted but it was a big day without the additional 350m climb width:800;;height:600
  • Day 3 and the view down from Marigod on the Col de la Croix Fry width:800;;height:600
  • Col de la Croix Fry width:800;;height:600
  • Col des Aravis, very similar height to the Croix Fry width:600;;height:800
  • The Col des Saises, the penultimate climb of the day width:800;;height:600
  • The view to Mont Blanc from close to the top of Montee de Bisanne width:800;;height:600
  • Montee de Bisanne is close to 2000m width:800;;height:600
  • The clouds drifting along the valley slightly below me. This is a view of Beaufort and the start of yesterday's Col de Pre width:800;;height:600
  • The other side drops down to Ugine width:800;;height:600
  • The cafe does not open in the summer, hence the lack of people. Though that my mainly be down to the summit road being officially closed width:800;;height:600
  • Another drop from Bisanne, must be busy here in winter with skiers width:800;;height:600
  • The view towards Annecy width:800;;height:600
  • Montee de Signal de Bisanne, a bit of a mouthful width:800;;height:600
  • 1,934m was the highest point of the week. width:600;;height:800
  • The tunnel on the Piste Cyclable, there is a rock climbing wall to the right width:800;;height:600
  • Lac du Annecy width:800;;height:600
  • Day 4. Annecy-Semnox or Cret du Chatillion as ot used to be called. The HC climb straight out of Annecy with a cheeky 1200m ascent to 1650ish width:800;;height:600
  • The massif de Mont Blanc in the distance width:800;;height:600
  • You can see the bend in Lake Annecy width:800;;height:600
  • Lakes and Mountains width:800;;height:600
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  • The view from Col de la Forclaz de Montmin, a tough climb. Paragliders jump off from here width:800;;height:600
  • A wonderful spot, ruined by a bloke in a tight pink jersey width:800;;height:600
  • The view to La Tournette width:800;;height:600
  • Annecy-Semnoz is the peak of the far ridge on the other side of the lake width:800;;height:600
  • Day 5. A gentle climb to the Col de Tamie width:800;;height:600
  • Then up a little bit further to the Collet de Tamie width:800;;height:600
  • The bonus Col de Vorger width:800;;height:600
  • The Col du Marais is another gentle climb with the Col doubling up as a bus stop width:800;;height:600
  • It was a little wet today, hence the big tyres and disc brakes width:800;;height:600
  • Day 6 - the long climb to te Col de l'Arpettaz width:800;;height:600
  • The sun was shining on the Col sign width:800;;height:600
  • The view back down to Ugine width:800;;height:600
  • The 15km gravel section to Aravis begins width:800;;height:600
  • Surprisingly few cars here today width:800;;height:600
  • The long gravel section width:800;;height:600
  • Not many people up here, a few goats for cheese makers width:800;;height:600
  • Halfway point width:800;;height:600
  • The track undulates between 1500 and 1760m width:800;;height:600
  • Getting close to Aravis width:800;;height:600
  • And the end point, 15km of gravel traversed width:600;;height:800
  • to reach the Col des Aavis width:800;;height:600
  • Back at Ugine, the Col de l'Arpettaz is up beyond that gap width:800;;height:600
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