Peter Cossins

Peter Cossins

Journalist and author. Books include The Monuments; Alpe d’Huez; Butcher, Blacksmith, Acrobat, Sweep, relating the extraordinary story of the first Tour de France in 1903; and the soon-to-released Full Gas, which deciphers the chaos and unlocks the secrets of tactics in pro bike racing.

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In the Col de Portet, the Tour de France has unearthed a stunning climb that’s set for legendary status. Peter Cossins headed to the Pyrenees to ride it before the…