Stage 17 – Col du Tourmalet
I’ve arrived safely back here in Melbourne and it seems like a lifetime ago that I was riding the exact same roads as the stage that just took place. I was able to see the first 50km of the race from Singapore airport but the rest of the details are a mystery to me. From what I read we didn’t see the fireworks we were hoping for between Contador and Schleck on the Col du Tourmalet. Nonetheless, after riding it twice myself over the past week I would have loved to have seen the stage.
As always, here are a few Sirotti photos of the action that took place and a quiz below. Have a great weekend and enjoy catching up on your sleep!
TdF Daily Quiz
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1. How many times has the Col du Tormalet been featured in the Tour de France?
A. 41 times
B. 68 times
C. 80 times
2. Previous to this year, how many times has the Tour de France finished atop the Tourmalet? Hint: answer on page 256 of the RIDE TdF Guide
3. In which year did Lance Armstrong win a stage that featured the Col de Tourmalet?
Bonus. What was my time up the Col de Tourmalet in last week’s L’Etape du Tour? Hint: result can be found here.
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