Watch Out For

There are only two things to be careful of during this stage: the Pailheres and the climb to Ax-3 Domaines. And while the Pailheres is officially 15.1 kilometres long, the valley road to the bottom slowly but steadily rises for 30 kilometres before that. All of which means it's going to cost a lot of energy. There's not much respite on the Pailheres, and two very steep kilometres just before the summit mean this mountain is classic whittling down territory.


It's a real GC day — with two such difficult climbs right at the back of


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