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Col de Solaison seems only to be there for the pleasure of tourists, and amateur climbing cyclists in particular.”

– Atlas des Cols des Alpes

French Alps

One of the fun parts of riding in the Alps is reading the cycling graffiti on the roads.

Today’s route still has remnants of 2004 Tour de France Graffiti – including several artistic polka dot tributes to French hero Richard Virenque.

Cycling Happy Italians

List of Climbs All years – (excludes repeats; for some of the more famous climbs…


I started to run into snow and ice on long stretches shaded from the sun. My tires were slipping and I considered turning around – but I promised myself I would descend the crazy parts by foot.

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