8.4
Famous

Cycling up Mortirolo: One of the steepest climbs regularly raced up – appearing 10 times in the Giro since 1990 – always from this side starting in Mazzo.

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

8.8

I had previously thought that Col du Tourmalet (2115 metres) was the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenées, but in fact it is Port de Boucharo (2270 metres).