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A video tour of l'Etape

L'Etape du Tour 2006: Gap - L'Alpe d'Huez, part 4

But what's it really like to ride the full length of a stage of the Tour de France? In these six short video clips, Mark Sharon puts you in the saddle from the start in Gap, over the cols, through the tunnels and through the all-important feed stations to l'Alpe d'Huez. All in glorious Cyclingnews HandleBarCamOVision.

Read all about Mark's adventures on this year's Etape in his three-part story:
Part 1, Giving amateurs a flavour of the Tour, is here.
Part 2, A failing sense of confidence, is here.
Part 3, L'Etape's colourful history, is here

And now see the movie! Click on each thumbnail to go through to the video:

Thanks to:

Travel: Brittany Ferries - www.brittanyferries.com
Accommodation: Lawrie Cranley at www.bikestyletours.com
Frame: Giant Bicycle Company - www.giantbicycles.com
Saddle/Seatpost: Specialized UK - www.specialized.com
Handlebars/Stem: ITM - www.itm.it / www.jimwalker.co.uk
Groupset/Wheels: Campagnolo - www.campagnolo.com
Tyres and clothing: Continental - www.conti-tyres.co.uk

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