Every picture tells a story don’t it?

Well, here are 10 stunning pictures telling the story of what it’s like to ride in French Alps at the Scott Cimes du Lac d’Annecy cyclosportive (French gran fondo) this past weekend.

We think the pictures show 10 perfect reasons why every gran fondo rider should ride a French cyclosportive in the Alps before they die.

It’s an incredible experience.

Starting at Lake Annecy with its glacier blue water, the 136km with 3320m of climbing Annecy ride takes cyclists up breathtaking climbs, down white-knuckle descents and past never ending views of snow capped Alps.

Enjoy the pictures and add this French cyclosportive (or another) to your bucket list, you won’t be disappointed.

Scott Cimes du Lac d’Annecy cyclosportive results here.

Au revoir.

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GRAN FONDO CALENDAR NORTH AMERICA here

GRAN FONDO CALENDAR EUROPE here

GRAN FONDO CALENDAR UK GREAT BRITAIN here