Golden rule number one: Never underestimate the impact of the weather. May in Southern France at this time of year is usually a fresh but sunny affair but never take anything for granted. We had to pack for both winter and summer temperatures, good job we did. What falls as rain at the foot of a mountain falls as snow at its peak. With the announcement of the exit of Bradley Wiggins days before our departure and now the Col du Galibier being cancelled our attempt to cover stage 15 of the Giro for issue two of the magazine started to look doomed. Like all true cyclists we dug deep, refusing to give in and the results came. The Giro feature in our next issue will bear witness to this - issue two will be arriving soon.
We arrived early at the Col du Telegraphe, now the only major climb of the stage. A group of guys were out painting the roads, doing some great grafitti and asked if we would mind taking a picture of them by their work. In return we asked if they would paint our logo on the tarmac for us. They loved the idea and did us proud!