Day 7: Annecy to Voreppe

_79D5275Breathtaking scenery, a hard climb, cold weather and warm support were on the menu of Day 7 of the mHealth Grand Tour as riders where cycling their way across the French Alps to Voreppe.

As they arrived for their lunch stop in Chambéry, riders received a warm welcome from a crowd of more than 200 supporters including representatives from the local _E5A5594French diabetes association, the mayor’s office and French national TV. Here on the left you can see a photo taken at the lunch stop with team riders and representatives from the local French diabetes associations.

Kyle Jacques Rose, former professional cyclist for Team Type 1, also joined the riders for the afternoon. One of the hardest climbs of the tour was waiting for our dear _E5A5409riders, the “Cold du Semnoz”, which was climbed earlier this year by cyclists taking part in the Tour de France.

Once again, TeamBG riders powered through, showing that people with diabetes can take over any climb, be it from the Tour de France or not!

After this great physical effort, tour riders will enjoy a well deserved rest day today in Voreppe.

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Katie cycling her way across the French Alps

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The famous Col du Semnoz at the end of Day 7

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