Ride the 2003 Marmotte in the French Alps

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    Cycling-Ahead have a limited number of places left on our Marmotte 2003 tour. If you are interested
    in riding one of the most popular cycling events in France, contact the Cycling-Ahead team and join
    an international group of cyclists on a week in the French Alps.


    The 174 kilometre Marmotte is a cycling event that is open to any rider and includes a course that
    takes a cyclist over some of the most famous climbs in the world. Starting from Bourg d'Oisans, the
    first climb is the Col de la Croix de Fer, followed by the Col de Telegraphe and then the Col du
    Galibier. The final climb is to the Alpine ski resort of Alpe d'Huez, and the route of stage eight
    of the 2003 Tour de France will also include the Col du Galibier and Alpe d'Huez.

    In 2002, over 5,000 cyclists signed up for the Marmotte event and in 2003 you can join them.
    Cycling-Ahead have put together a weeks itinerary to allow you to come to the French Alps and
    prepare and ride the Marmotte. The Marmotte tour is limited to a group of eight and we will spend
    the week preparing before easing off and getting ready for the event.

    Cycling-Ahead are based in the French Alps in Grenoble, and our main guide for this tour Russell
    Standring has ridden the event three times, finishing in 105th position in 2002. You will also have
    contact with French riders over the week allowing you valuable insight into the event.

    For more information, contact Cycling-Ahead at the following E-mail address:
    [email protected] and for information on all our 2003 tours including the Tour de
    France Explorer, Grenoble Explorer and Megeve Mont Blanc, visit our web site at:


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