Port de Balês: descent

I posted on the on the Port de Balês climb, which will be part of the potentially decisive Stage 15 of this year’s Tour de France.

Alex Murray posted some useful comments about the length and gradient of the climb. He also said: The descent on the other hand was amazing. Never mind worrying that there’s no rail and a sheer drop, it was fast and open and spectacular.

On Michael Barry’s site, there is a long video of the descent accompanying a blog post flagging up how significant it could be for the stage, which finishes at the bottom.

I think I’ll be taking some spare brake pads with me to the Pyrenées this July.