Saturday, July 16, 2005
ASCENT TO Ax-3 DOMAINES. Forget the 120 miles and "beyond category" mountain you've already traversed. Focus only on the 7.7 miles ahead--all uphill at over 8% grade--riding among the fiercest competitors in your sport. Worry about tomorrow's stage later. Keep one eye on the wheel ahead of you...and one on the road, ever ascending, up ahead.