Team 3CC set off at 10am (local time) this morning for the first day of their epic challenge.
They cycled 110km and climbed 7,844ft through the clouds that were clinging to the Luchon mountains.
Jonathan Thomson reported:
“The route up to the high point of the day, the Port de Benague, which stands at 6,829ft and today was covered by a cold and soggy mist, was long and not easy; the run down was fast and a bit of a challenge itself.
Our target, the Col du Portillon was cold and wet so we didn’t spend too much time there but sped down through the forest to a welcome and warming coffee.
We have been well tested!”
Tomorrow the team will make their way through Andorra!
You can track their progress here >>