Author Topic: What was the 'ride a stage of the tour' event held this weekend?  (Read 923 times)

It wasn't Etape du Tour because that is later in the month.  It was a tough stage though run in high temperatures.

I ask because a member of the extended family put himself in hospital following the ride - took 4 hours longer than anticipated and due to a temperature in the 40s ended with dehydration and heat exhaustion.

Re: What was the 'ride a stage of the tour' event held this weekend?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 09:50:20 am »

Re: What was the 'ride a stage of the tour' event held this weekend?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 10:30:44 am »
Most likely was - thanks.

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For all but the elite riders this is usually a major struggle as the sun will be baking in the early afternoon - the 2013 Marmotte saw riders experience 44 degrees centigrade heat on this climb.

Re: What was the 'ride a stage of the tour' event held this weekend?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2019, 09:56:37 am »
Good news is that after 3 nights in the ICU he has been discharged and after an overnights rest in a hotel he should be flown home this evening.  Was quite serious for a time.