This year the Etape du Tour returns to the Pyrenees for 177kms of fun. The route takes in two of the infamous ‘Circle of death’ climbs that have become Tour legends; The Col d’Aubisque and the Col de Marie Blanque.
As a preview of a forthcoming Rapha book to be published early next year, Graeme Fife has written a rich account of the route, downloadable from their web site:
Rapha – Performance Roadwear
A number of new Rapha products are now available to buy from the site too, including Aubisque club jerseys in honour of the Etape. The new products are (apparently) selling out fast. If you haven’t seen them yet, check them out
Rapha will have a stand at the Etape village in Mourenx, some of them are riding it too. They’ve asked, if you’re taking part, to ‘please come along and say hello’.