Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Etape du Tour - Day 3
Up early this morning to drive back up to Geneva Airport to collect Tony, the second rider. Straightforward couple of hour drive and we weren't stopped at the border this time. Found Tony and loaded his bike into the van, then headed to Albertville for the registration for L'Etape.
I'd set my Sat Nav to 'avoid toll roads' as the cost of French péage (toll motorway) was starting to mount up a bit. This meant that we had a rather pleasant if challenging drive over some high passes in the van.
Once in Albertville we found the Parc Olympique (Albertville had hosted the Winter Olympics in 1992), and David and Tony registered, collected their race numbers, etc, and we had a wander round a big cycling show with lots of trade stalls.
After that it was a drive back to Argentière, unload and build up Tony's bike, then off to bed in preparation for an early start on 'The Big Day'.
Didn't take any photos today, so here's the logo of the Etape. I had hoped to be able to buy a sticker with this on it, but no luck.