24 August 2015

Following Petite Trotte à Léon PTL 2015 from the bench

One year ago Otto and I was in Chamonix and if I remember correctly was on our way to the pre-race briefing for Petite Trotte à Léon (PTL) when I write this. The start was then later in the afternoon. This year I will be on an airport heading for a business meeting in Münich when the race starts at 5:30 pm today and will have to follow the teams the coming week online at UTMB Livetrail. Quite illustrative of how my priorities have been this lost season – I have already started to plan for next summer’s adventures and races. Regretfully there are no Swedish teams participating this year - Tobias Lindström is this year running Tor des Geants later in September for instance. We will surely miss what looks like an amazing course. Of course, there appears this year to again be a really tough race with some challenging, but beautiful, passages. The weather forecast for the week is quite uncertain, as always in the mountains, but it looks like they will have a rough start with strong winds and perhaps even snow. Strange how quickly one forgets how painful it was – really longing to participate again now. Perhaps next year?
Map of PTL 2015

Profile of PTL 2015

Timetable of PTL 2015