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French Alps
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Col des Annes & Col de la Colombière

Cyclo-tourists coming to the Alps understandably flock to the Route des Grandes Alpes to do the famous Tour de France climbs.

But there are countless lessor known climbs that are as beautiful, much quieter, and often very challenging.

Famous
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Col du Tourmalet – West Side

The west side was still closed to cars but I had spoken to a couple of cyclists yesterday and knew that I should be able to get to the top.

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Col de Peyresourde and Superbagnères

Broadly speaking, the famous climbs of the Pyrénées can be split into two categories:
Old mountains routes & Purpose built roads up to newish ski stations.

Today’s ride was one of each type.

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Plateau de Beille

I really wanted to cycle this famous climb, but it didn’t fit into the schedule. Unless …. I added it as a second ride on Day 1.

Pyrénées
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Col de Port and Col d’Agnès

I am in the Pyrénées mountains for the first time ever. For the first ride, I cycled the last two big climbs that will be included in stage 8 of the upcoming 2009 Tour de France – Col de Port and Col d’Agnes. Paradise.

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