British Cycling's Three Muskateers Complete L'Etape 2010
BC Trio join 125 Sky employees for the 2010 L'Etape du Tour
Posted: 20th July 2010
On the centenary of the Tour's first audacious raid into the mountains, three intrepid British Cycling staff completed the gruelling mountain stage from Pau to the summit of the Col du Tourmalet in 39 degree heat, along with 125 members of staff from Sky.
British Cycling's tremendous trio consisted of Recreation and Partnerships Director Stewart Kellett, British Cycling President Brian Cookson OBE, and Executive Board Member Charlie Jackson. The first of the joint BC/Sky contingent hit the tarmac in Pau at 7am with the last crossing the finishing line atop the Tourmalet 12 hours later. In between, the merry band faced the giants of the Pyrenees, the Col de Marie-Blanque, the Col du Soulor and the Col du Tourmalet.
We'd like to heartily congratulate everyone from Sky who completed the event. For some it was their first real cycling challenge, which made completing the gruelling 181kms even more of an epic achievement.
The picture above shows Stewart, Charlie and Brian triumphant and spent atop the final climb of the day. Apologies for the misty camera effect, no doubt the result of the camera sitting in a sweaty Team Sky jersey pocket all day!
Allez BC and Sky Etappers!
More info on L'Etape: www.letapedutour.com