Browsing: Alps

That funny white thing with wings is a giant monument to the French Resistance.

Glieres was a major base in WW2 for the Maquis.

Pré means meadow in French – so Col des Prés clumsily translated means “mountain pass of the meadows.”

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.

List of Climbs All years – (excludes repeats; many climbs have several great sides but…