What’s more, today you can track Jo’s progress on what is pretty much the Queen Stage of the seven-day event, which takes in no fewer than 15 Cols between Geneva and Nice, via the Haute Route website through the magic of GPS.
Haute Route TV caught up with Jo and interviewed him at the end of yesterday’s Stage 2, and he certainly seems to be in good spirits – let’s hope that continues throughout the rest of the week.
The following video also provides an overview of just what lies in store for the 300 or so cyclists tackling the Haute Route this week.
You can also read a special edition of the bilingual French/English magazine Mountain Addict dedicated to the Haute Route here.
Born in Scotland, Simon moved to London aged seven and now lives in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds with his miniature schnauzer, Elodie. He fell in love with cycling one Saturday morning in 1994 while living in Italy when Milan-San Remo went past his front door. A daily cycle commuter in London back before riding to work started to boom, he's been news editor at road.cc since 2009. Handily for work, he speaks French and Italian. He doesn't get to ride his Colnago as often as he'd like, and freely admits he's much more adept at cooking than fettling with bikes.