So like I said - the cycling here is incredible! Today I got in 4 solid hours of riding, going from Monaco - La Turbie - Peille - La Grave and back. That in itself isn't a particularly long route, so I padded it out with...
This climb was made famous by Lance Armstrong, who would use it as a fitness barometer in the build up to the Tour. It's along the D22 from Menton, which is the next town along from Monaco. It is a 7.5 mile climb that goes from just above sea level to 925m.
St Agnes is the only village along the climb
Looking back down at the 'lacets' (French for switchbacks)
A decent workout - 255 watts for 42:35. The record of 30:27 still stands, just.