I am for the first time. I've been training all winter and did some good results in quite a few sportives but not with 5000 m of climbing !!
I did La Croix de Fer a couple of weeks ago and was humbled. even coming down the way we went up was blooming steep in places.
I think it's going to be some ride.
I only know the Glandon climb and l'Alpe d'Huez which i did a few years back.
I've never done the Telegraphe and the Galibier on bikes. I know them very well in the car though.
I've been wanting to do them but the weather has been so crap and the Galibier only opened recently so I didn't.
In this case I think ignorance is bliss (well I hope).
I also hope the weather isn't going to be too bad. the way it is at the moment it could go either way. There's been some very hot days and today it's been rain and fog all day.
anyway, I'm just rambling on. keen to share Marmotte feelings with others...