Road Cycling Highlight
It is imperative to pass the test of the Telegraph before facing the Galibier. The name telegraph is strange but the explanation of this name is quite simple: this pass of medium category with an altitude of 1,565 meters, takes its name from the fort which was built there between 1885 and 1893. This fort no longer exists today. The telegraph relay will instead offer you refreshments, supplies and meals.
April 23, 2022
The Col du Télégraph is, so to speak, the "pre-pass" of the much more prestigious Galibier, but even if it stands in its shadow: nothing works without it if you want to conquer the big brother. Speaking of which: if both dishes are too hard for you, you can spend the night in Valloire at 1,400 meters and tackle the Galibier the next day.
November 28, 2017
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