v.,n.,adj.(sh'ralp) To aggressively negotitate terrain using any manner of vehicle. schralped, schralper, schralping, schralpingest

The Tour De France is the oldest and most prestigious road bike race of all time, with some of the most brutal and exciting stages of Alpine climbing over 3 weeks.

Images of spandex clad bicycle super heroes who live and breathe fitness for the Tour, are engrained into our minds year after year as we follow it on TV.

Schralp In The Alps is a document of photographer Sandy Carson and his three BMX turned Road Bike team mates’ version of a French Alps ’dream vacation’ paying homage to the Tour’s most scenic and savage climbs, from the village of Le Bourg d’Oisans where all roads lead north.

Carson observes and documents a unique and insightful view of the road from behind the handlebars of his bicycle by capturing the breathtaking tour stage ascent of Alp d’Huez , to the epic decent of Col Du Glandon, still freshly ridden from the 2015 tour.  He offers an insiders look behind the scenes of renegade cyclists winging several feats of climbing the Cols, with little to no training or acclimation.

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