The race report of each stage
We’ve seen a lot of things over the years, but nothing quite like what you did today.
Battling the howling winds and heavy rain with a collective determination that astonished even our most experienced riders, the peloton for Stage 1 put on a performance for the ages today.
The entire Haute Route team was touched by the incredible effort from all the riders on the course today and we want to share a heartfelt thank you for your high spirits and patience in these wildest of conditions.
We hope you took the opportunity this afternoon to rest up and warm up, ready to do it all again tomorrow.
After battling through yesterday’s stage, we honestly believe there’s nothing you can’t do.
Which is why a little rain and snow wasn’t going to stop us today!
We watched you charging through the rolling backroads of Bédoin and onto the tenacious climb from Malaucène to Chalet Liotard. We watched as you spun through sunshine, sleet and snow. It was quite the show! A huge congratulations to all the riders who braved the trying conditions again today and we can’t wait to see it all unfold again one last time tomorrow - hopefully in better conditions!