Barry Hammel at L’Etape du Tour 2015

Club man Barry Hammel took on and completed the gruelling L’Etape du Tour 2015, Sunday, July 19th. A total of 15,000 participants followed the route of the 19th stage of the 2015 Tour de France.

They set off from Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne at 7am and after 138.3 kilometres of intense effort and four mythical mountain passes climbed in sunny conditions, the riders reached the resort of La Toussuire-Les Sybelles.

L’Etape du Tour has been running for over 20 years. The idea behind it was to allow thousands of amateur cyclists to share the beauty and toughness of Tour de France mountain stages. Anyone up for 2016?

Club Member Barry Hammel at this year’s L’Etape du Tour

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