Alpe d’HuezBy Will • Jul 28th, 2006 • Category: Climbs, Cycling
We started our journey back north and arrived last night in Alpe d’Huez. With its 21 numbered hairpins, one of the most famous cycling climbs in the world. Dutch riders have won Tour de France stages here more than any other country and the Alpe d’Huez (France) is jokingly called the highest place in Holland. Dutch cyclists are everywhere. As usualy the Tour de France had a stage finish up top this year. This place is a cycling mecca and a nice ski resort as well.
But after 6 huge cycling days and my crazy second ride yesterday afternoon our legs are too sore and tired to do any cycling. Finally a day off. So we browsed the market, took a cable car, ate a lot, napped, and contemplated tomorrow’s ride up this monster.
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