Training did not start very well today. In fact, I did not train at all. I planned to get up early and go practice some low cadence, butt on the saddle hills to build strength. Instead I spent the whole night under the stars with my poor whining dogintent in fertilizing an area of several blocks around my house. He finally calmed down around five. I went to bed, closed my eyes, and the alarm clock was ringing. Needless to say, the training is postponed to a morning when I can actually feel vaguely rested and not like one of those septic tank cleaning guys at the end of a shift.
Meanwhile I found the detailed elevation charts for the two climbs of the Etape. I think yellow means "steep", blue "really steep", and red is "breathless agony steep":