L’Etape du Tour 2013

ImageFrom the 3rd – 8th July myself and 3 other physio’s supported Sports Tours International with their clients at the 21st ‘L’Etape du Tour’ in Annecy.  We flew out on Wednesday and spent the Thursday setting up our clinic at the expo and assisting the reps with sorting the bikes for their 750 clients arriving over the next few days.  Friday and Saturday we worked 11hrs straight providing pre-race massages, physio and Rock-Tape support for the eager yet nervous cyclists as they came to the expo to pick up their race packs.  Sunday saw 11,475 cyclists tackle this years route from Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz with 10,624 managing to finish, who then proceeded to land in exhausted and sweaty heaps on our tables for their post race massage!  Congratulations to everyone who completed this years event.

A couple of photo’s to show how despite it being hard graft, the surroundings made it worth while!




New beginnings

With my new role starting this week where I will be working in various clinics around in the North of England, as well as travelling abroad, I will be posting an outline of where and when I will be holding clinics to make it easier for you to book any appointments.

Where’s Tim? (1st July 2013)

With moving house at the weekend, Monday was taken as a day off.

Tuesday I held a physio clinic at Athlete Matters http://www.athletematters.com .

Wednesday I’m doing an interview for TriathlonPlus magazine on “the Ironman marathon”.  Then I fly out to France until Monday 8th July where I’m leading a team of physio’s to provide support to the L’Etape du Tour and the Gran Fond La Marmotteo cycle events in Annecy and L’Alpe d’Huez, on behalf of Sports Tours International


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The Marmotte 174km Gran Fondo starts in Bourg d’Oisans and climbs the Col de la Croix Fer, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier before returning to Bourg d’Oisans and finishes up the 21 hairpin bend climb to the ski station of L’Alpe d’Huez.

The 2013 Etape du Tour will take place in Annecy on 7 July 2013. Unlike the last few years, there will only be one Etape in 2013. On Sunday the 7th of July 2013 riders tackle a stage of the 100th Tour de France from Annecy to Annecy Semnoz. This Etape will be ridden by the Pros two weeks later on Saturday the 20th of July.

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Week beginning 8th July

Monday – Returning from France

Tuesday – Retül bike fit and physio clinic at http://www.physiohaus.co.uk

Wednesday – Retül bike fit and physio clinic at http://www.physiohaus.co.uk, coaching the North East Regional Triathlon Academy

Thursday – optional clinic, contact me for appointments

Friday – Physio clinic at http://www.athletematters.com

Saturday – Managing the N.E. Regional Tri squad at the British Triathlon Championships