Legs up and recharge the batteries
After 3 challenging stages and plenty of elevation gain, it’s time for a well-deserved rest day. Sleep in and a late breakfast at the hotel are definitely a must today. How you want to spend your free day is completely up to you.
Of course, we have also thought about it and have come up with two options to fill your day. These two options are of course not mandatory, but it is up to you if you want to participate.
Option 1 is THE to-do for everyone who can’t stand not to sit on the saddle for one day. Not far from Briancon is the Col de Granon, which will be remembered especially by those who followed the 2022 Tour de France. Tadej Pogacar fell victim to Jumbo Visma’s team tactics after countless attacks on the final climb and suffered a starvation attack that cost him the Tour de France. Jonas Vingegaard rode world class and tore a huge gap that could not be closed in the further stages.
Experience for yourself how your idols felt on the 11.5 kilometers at 9.2% gradient and climb the Col de Granon with Marcus.
If you don’t feel like riding your bike and prefer to take it easy on the rest day, you can use our shuttle to the fortress of Salettes. After laying the foundation stone in 1709 and completion in 1712, it was supposed to protect Briancon. Until the 19th century, the fortress was constantly modernized and is now on the World Heritage List. A true piece of French history to marvel at.
Not in the mood for both? No problem at all! Retreat and enjoy your day off just as you like. The only obligatory event for everyone is a dinner together with a short briefing for the next day’s stage.