Visit The Lodge for a chance to see Geraint Thomas race

Congratulation to Geraint Thomas on winning the 2018 Tour de France. Winning a 3,500+km 3 week stage race is an incredible achievement for a rider who started his career racing over 4000 meters on the track. Also liked the mic drop - Chapeau G!

Geraint Thomas is a regular visitor to the valley and the surrounding area. He can be seen riding the Tour de France or possibly the Critérium du Dauphiné - a race which he also won this year. The 2018 Tour de France passed within 20km of The Lodge during Stage 10 - Annecy to Le Grand Bornand. Last year the Tour climbed the Col de Joux Plane from Samoëns.

 TdF 2016 - stage 17 - Bern (Switzerland) to Finhaut-Émosson (Switzerland)

TdF 2016 - stage 17 - Bern (Switzerland) to Finhaut-Émosson (Switzerland)

The Lodge at Samoëns has always supported Geraint and the races as they pass through, and all photos on this blog have been taken by The Lodge team.

 Young fans at the foot of a big climb!

Young fans at the foot of a big climb!

Road cycling is the biggest spectator sport which is free to watch live. And you can certainly get up close to the best in the world.

 2013 TdF Mont Semnoz - Geraint, Cadel Evans, Phil Gil, Bauke Mollema

2013 TdF Mont Semnoz - Geraint, Cadel Evans, Phil Gil, Bauke Mollema

 Geraint leading from the front with Peter Kennaugh

Geraint leading from the front with Peter Kennaugh

 Chris Froom in Yellow 2016 TdF Time Trial, Stage 18 - Sallanches to Megève

Chris Froom in Yellow 2016 TdF Time Trial, Stage 18 - Sallanches to Megève

The Lodge at Samoëns welcomes cyclists and can arrange holidays and tours to suit your group. Cycling holidays can be booked from late May to early October. Visit The Lodge at Samoëns for both Road and Mountain Bike holidays. We can arrange on the road support for your group, cycle guiding and specific nutrition.

Click on the link to buy Geraints book The World of Cycling According to G

Andrew Ashworth

The Lodges, 14 Milton Crescent, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 1NU