Atop the Col de la Madeleine with the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team.
COURCHEVEL, France (July 21) - The Tour de France ended this weekend, as did a two Euro camp for nordic combined team. A week jump training in Hinterzarten was followed by the team's traditional Tour de France camp based in Courchevel. In addition to jump and cross country training the team climbed everything in sight including the Col de la Madeleine, Col du Glandon, Cormet de Roselend, Col de Tamie, Col de Leschaux, Col de Aravis, Col de la Croix Fry, La Plagne, Meribel and Courchevel. Kudos to Taylor Fletcher for beating the locals, winning the Wednesday night hill climb in Courchevel.
Queen Stage Think the Tour de France had a rugged day with two climbs of Alpe de Huez on Thursday? Checkout the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team's ride that day on Olympic champion Billy Demong's ride tracking - nearly 14,000 vertical feet climbed! Riding with the Nordic Combined Team - July 18, 2013