La Sarenne, The Champagne Run, Alpe d’Huez, France.
Faster Than a Cannonball.
pop quiz: the brothers we love to hate; or is that the brothers who hate each other, offer us a seven minute anthem.
Also known as the champagne run of Alpe d’Huez – if you complete it without stopping you deserve a glass of bubbly.
Doesn’t look too bad, especially at this speed; it would normally take at least 20mins.
Technically this piste in Alpe d’Huez is a mix of red and black runs. It includes ‘Le Tunnel’; famous in its own right. Probably the most difficult bits are;
- Moguls on the steep bits churned up by beginners, who really shouldn’t be there.
- Avoiding beginners stood at the top of all the steep bits, who really shouldn’t be there.
- Burning thighs; from about 10km you wonder why you are there.
- Finding someone to buy you a glass of champagne at the end.