‘I’m in serious danger’ - Alpe d’Huez QOM holder reacts to climb’s Tour de France Femmes inclusion

Illi Gardner has the best time on over 8,000 Strava climb segments

Illi Gardner in action at the 2022 hill-climb national champs
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

British national hill climb champion Illi Gardner is fearful of losing her two-year-old Strava QOM on Alpe d’Huez when the mountain features at the Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift next summer. 

As was announced yesterday, the Alpine climb will form the finale of the 2024 edition, when many of today’s best pros will race up it for the first time. 

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