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Whenever Verbier appears in a Tour de Suisse or Tour de France stage I predictably complain that the best part of the climb is above the village/finish.

I find that making myself a map showing all the great climbs in an area is extremely motivating.

Especially since it reminds me all the climbs that I have never done.

It’s getting colder and the high Alps has fresh snow. With lots of lousy weather in the immediate forecast, my…

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Luz Ardiden is a small ski station in the Pyrenées that has hosted eight Tour de France finishes since 1985.