Those that followed the recent Giro d’Italia would be aware of the exceptional late snow falls presently being experienced in Italy and France. Hopefully the European summer starts to kick in soon! However regardless of how quickly and intensely the sun starts shining over Italy and France we can expect to see more snow at the higher altitudes than normally at that time of year. The scenery will be absolutely stunning.

It also is a great reminder of how dramatically conditions can change in the mountains. Riders in the high mountains should always be equipped and prepared for the very best and worst of conditions – regardless of the time of year and forecast conditions. Pack thoroughly folks.