2017 Etape du Tour Guide
Cyclefit's guide to preparing and riding 2017 Etape - Briancon to the Col d’Izoard
Briancon to Col d'Izoard - 2017 Etape du Tour Guide
Welcome to our 2017 Etape Downloadable Guide
The defining feature of the 2017 Etape and course is the fact that the Col de Vars and Izoard come very late in the day. We have ridden many Etapes like this before (2002 and 2008) and they become an exercise in restraint and discipline. But both climbs are rarely used for the Etape and are complete legends. The Izoard incidentally is Phil's favourite Alpine climb. This 28 page downloadable guide features the following information:
Power profiling of the climbs by our good friend Rob at Cycling Power Lab
Maps, graphs, data, times. We have it all.
Preparation, the start, nutrition, hydration, feed-stations? How to climb? How to avoid the dreaded Broom-Wagon? What to do at the finish? We share our experiences and top tips
The Five Etape 'P's'
Position - now is the time to make sure your position is absolutely perfect - take advantage of our Bike+Body MOT
Posture - perfecting your posture is free power and efficiency! We tell you how.
Pedalling - there is a wrong and a right way. We recommend the latter!
Posterior - the wrong saddle will lose you power and gain you discomfort. It's not too late to get a pressure mapping appointment.
P-Equipment - you can buy speed with a lighter frame, wheels or groupset.
About the Author
Co-founder, bike fitter and bike designer. Jules rides a Trek Emonda SLR 1 x 11 road bike, he likes gardening and Belgian beer. - Cyclefit Store