La Marmotte cycle race in France 9/7/05 - a few stats - 110 miles / 5000m climb / 6000 riders. Route goes Bourg D'oisans - Col du glandon (normally col de la croix but changed this yr due to long term road works) - col de telegraphe - col du Galibier - L'alpe D'huez. Its a bit of a cracker! Finished in 8h 39m, 10 mins faster than 6 years ago, got the gold brevet for my age category and came in top 25%. Winner was an italian in 5h 50m.