I agree the #’s help a LOT. I’ve done the same course on Rouvy, and once you lose track of the turn, you have no idea where you are at. The distance from turn 7 to 6 is a LONG way, same with I think from 4 to 3.
For me, the issue is your miles counter means nothing since we aren’t starting at the bottom of Alp D’Huez, but 4.5 miles or so earlier. Same thing with the elevation counter. Both of them don’t match the hill, so I can’t gauge how much further OR how much more climb there is left.
I agree it’s slow going, but since the turns themselves are not evenly spaced, it only helps you know which turns you have hit, but not really how much further you have to climb distance OR elevation wise.