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.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.