Sunday, July 3, 2011

La Vaujany Cyclosportif: Hauling myself over Alpe du Grand Serre, Col D'Ornon, Alpe D'Huez, Col du Sarenne, and Route D'Vaujany

Last Sunday, I participated in another cyclosportif. We set off at 7.15am and I finished just over 8 hours later. The race was held in the Bourg D'Oisan area of the alps, about 70km east of Grenoble. 

The route was one of France's best. The climbs were long and the descents were fast, and sometimes treacherous. The high temperatures took a toll; I saw ~10 guys pull out on the last climb. They were either throwing up, walking, or just sitting on the side of the road, unable to go any further. 

Here is footage from the event.


  1. Good effort! I like the video - it doesn't make me feel motion-sick like my own GoPro videos do for some unknown reason. Did the Marmotte this week and it took almost 2hrs longer than Vaujany! Saw one pour soul unconscious on the road during the final climb up to Alpe d'Huez. Descents were dangerous and lots of accidents and ambulances. Wouldn't call it enjoyable. Vaujany was much better.

  2. Looks like an awesome day. Great weather, scenery, and light traffic.

  3. Great footage there,brought back memories of the descent to Bourg d`Osains and looked a great event to take part in.Many thanks.