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Steel bike vs. brand new Tour de France climbs: A Shoddy investigation

Living in the French Alps, you'd think that I'd climbed all the monumental mountain passes that the Tour de France has been routed up and...

Rides to Remember: Why you should never underestimate Alpe d'Huez

Alpe d’Huez is one of those climbs that’s so ingrained in the imagination of cyclists that it comes up in ride bucket lists time and time...

Chasing Le Tour: Riblon wins the Double Alpe

It took 18 stages but the French fans can finally celebrate one of their countrymen winning a stage at the 100th edition of the Tour de F...

Alpe d'Huez preview

After tomorrow, Alpe d'Huez will have been featured as a finishing climb at the Tour de France 28 times. And while it's not the most visu...

Le Tour Diary | Stage 19 - And Then There Were Three

We were expecting fireworks yesterday and what we got was a nuclear explosion! I've never seen anything like the spectacle of the crowds ...

A Ride Up Alpe d'Huez

As I briefly mentioned in the previous post, we took a ride up Alpe d'Huez yesterday to see what all the fuss was about. This was the fir...