Ride the Pyrenees 2 - Tourmalet & Hautacam - Route Preview and Training Guide (L'Etape 2008)
L'ETAPE DU TOUR 2008 - THE RECON After showcasing his expertise in the 2007 Etape preview DVD “The Road to Loudenvielle”, Britain’s highest placed L’Etape finisher, Michael Cotty, once again sets off on a reconnaissance from start to finish. Cotty rides the 165km from Pau to Hautacam ski station, conquering two mountains along the way (including the legendary Col du Tourmalet – Terrible Mountain) and over 2,400m of climbing. On route, Cotty dishes out valuable advice on smart feeding/drinking strategies, pacing your climbing efforts and safely descending the treacherous mountain passes. The 50-min film also aims to put the viewer into the appropriate state of mind to respect this challenge and avoid disappointment or even injury. Bonus features include the 45-min ‘Sportive Survival Guide’, providing insightful information on getting the most from your big day, and uncut ‘Bullet Cam’ footage, giving a real-time preview of the climbs and descents in their entirety.