Thursday, July 13, 2006
Stage 11 - Into The Pyrenees
The Pyrenees are a range of mountains that separate France from Spain.
The Tour riders go over 5 major mountain passes today, riding over 118 miles. The first summit is Tourmalet which averages a 7.7% grade over 11 miles. The riders will attack this summit at an average speed of 21 MPH.
Thanks to Ted Field for sharing his video feeds of the Tour with me using www.orb.com.
We drove 650 miles yesterday to Lehi, Utah. Another 670 miles today on our way to Billings, Montana.