18 August 2010
Bourdeau...? Hautacam...? Stages 15 and 16
However as I was climbing I did not see any painting on the road. It was a good enough climb but doubts began to slip into my mind. With a little more research the more famous Hautacam is in the Pyrenees. Not Les Alpes.
None the less, Aix Les Bain’s version of Bourdeau was very beautiful and the Hautacam rising above Lac Bourget was an amazing climb and made you feel like you were Lance Armstrong putting the hurt on Marco Pantani.
Stage 16 (Wednesday)
Today is the last full day in France. Today was a feel good day in the pool. Began with a shorter swim with a few efforts to work out the soreness that had been accumulated from Sunday’s race. Couple of hours later I was back in the "Bourdeau region" (villa) for a short ride.