To celebrate its 100th Tour de France birthday: A History of the legendary Col du Galibier
Stage 18 visits the roof of the Alps – with three massive climbs including the highest point in the 2011 Tour and the highest mountain top finish in Tour de France history.
Let’s rank the twenty-three biggest Tour de France climbs in terms of “difficulty” and then look at the 10 hardest in more detail.
Every time I have cycled Galibier, I have eyed a nearby old military road full of hairpins.
Painful fun. 174 kilometres, 5000 metres ascent (+16000 feet), over 3 of the most famous climbs in France.
One of the best base locations for cycling big and famous Tour de France climbs.
Any second now Col du Galibier will be closed for 7 or 8 months.
Col du Galibier – one of the highest and most famous climbs in France.
I take LOTS of photos while cycling. And occasionally I even take a good photo or two.
But when riding in Cyclosportives or along famous climbs there are often professional photographers along the route. Need help posing?