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May 29, 2006, by Léon Krijnen

Alpe d'Huez: been there, done that!   

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Yes! In 1.48, number 355 of the 420 who made it to the top of Alpe d'Huez. Big fun, wonderful weather, three unforgettable days. And some Dutch hope for the future: Bart Dielissen, a 12 year old kid from my hometown Breda, danced to the top faster than Lance Armstrong at the same age.

Another hope for my own future: my namesake Jan Krijnen (no family), at 77 the eldest participant of the pack, did it seven minutes faster than me. But then again, my guess is that after another 22 years of training, I will better my first climb by seven minutes too.

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Posted: May 29, 2006 11:58 AM (109 words).   

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