what i am thinking of doing is getting to my hotel on the sunday, then early monday morning driving my van up the mountain and leaving it there so i have a base on the day, it's quite normal to do that apparently.
that's the current plan anyway.
I've seen the Tour on d'Huez a few times and you won't be driving up the mountain and finding a spot to park that's for sure!
When I went to see the TT up it a few years back they were shutting the roads to cyclists at 4am
on the day of the race. With the expectations of the stage this year I can see the police using similar tactics
I had to get off m bike and walk for a bit and then hop back on until I was stopped again a few hundred meters on. This happened all the way to the 5km from the top mark. Then I found a good spot and then pitched up for the day.
I remember a dodgy ol' hotel in Bourg d'Oisans where everyone pitched up on the lawn for free. There was one toilet for the site that bred disease and stank. I never washed for the three days I was there. I didn't pay also. I just packed up and left.
Other times I cycled up the mountain and kipped, or tried to as it's nearby impossible with the Dutch partying all night. d'Huez is great - love it!